Austin Wintory chats with composer Jesper Kyd about discovering his talent for music and love of video games and game music; getting his start with the European demoscene to shipping his first game; working with his first orchestra for Hitman; collaborating with Ubisoft to launch the Assassin’s Creed series; the intricacies of implementing game music for the most significant impact; his advice to young composers entering the games industry; and his return to the Assassin’s Creed universe with Valhalla.
Jesper is a BAFTA award-winner, MTV VMA nominee, and 2-time D.I.C.E. Awards finalist nominee. He is best known for his long and illustrious career composing music for several series including Assassin’s Creed I & II and the recently released Assassin’s Creed: Valhalla, Hitman 1-4, and the Borderlands series, among several other celebrated works.
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