Mar 1, 2021
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.