SoundWorks Collection: The Music of Composer Jesper Kyd

BAFTA award-winning and Billboard/MTV VMA nominated composer Jesper Kyd first started writing music for visual media in the European ‘demoscene’. At 19 he became part owner of a video game company which later evolved into IO Interactive, the studio behind the Hitman series and Freedom Fighters. Renowned for creating unique scores with a diverse array of live instrumentation and manipulated sounds, Kyd’s immersive soundtracks feature a mix of styles ranging from the iconic orchestral/electronic hybrid scores for the HITMAN series (British Academy Award for Original Music) and anthemic choral score for FREEDOM FIGHTERS (GameSpot Best Original Music), to his four evocative, brand defining scores for Ubisoft’s history inspired ASSASSIN’S CREED series (ACII voted most popular theme music) and the post-apocalyptic / sci-fi themes of the BORDERLANDS series.

Michael Coleman

Videos: 115


Music & Score


Sound Designer Interviews