BAFTA award-winning Danish composer Jesper Kyd is one of the most celebrated composers in video games, renowned for his experimental approach to crafting unique soundtracks and creating iconic music for blockbuster video game franchises including ASSASSIN’S CREED, BORDERLANDS, DARKSIDERS, HITMAN and STATE OF DECAY. Constantly pushing musical boundaries and transcending genre expectations, Kyd’s latest scores include ASSASSIN’S CREED VALHALLA, BORDERLANDS 3, STATE OF DECAY 2, WARHAMMER: VERMINTIDE 2 and the internationally acclaimed dark fantasy film TUMBBAD on Amazon Prime.
His film and television scores also include the #1 Chinese box office fantasy action adventure CHRONICLES OF THE GHOSTLY TRIBE, based on the best-selling novel ‘Ghost Blows Out The Light’, and the SyFy TV anthology series METAL HURLANT CHRONICLES based on the ‘Metal Hurlant’ graphic novels (‘Heavy Metal’ in the US).
Kyd has received top honors for Best Original Score from the British Academy of Film and Television Arts, Critics Choice Film Awards, Hollywood Music in Media Awards, Game Audio Network Guild as well as nominations from Billboard, CNN, MTV Video Music Awards and Academy of Interactive Arts and Sciences. Recently he was honored with the Nile Rodgers Global Creators Award for his innovative and unique body of work, joining the esteemed ranks of entertainment industry luminaries Spike Lee and Tony Visconti.
His music is regularly performed in concerts and festivals by orchestras worldwide including the Krakow Film Music Festival, WDR Symphony, Danish National Symphony, Symphony of the Shadows at Game Music Festival Poland, Video Games Live, Game On! Symphonic Concerts and the Assassin’s Creed Symphony World Tour.