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Honouring Excellence in Killzone’s Music

May 25th, 2010 by

The Ivor Novello Awards have been celebrating and “Honouring Excellence in Music Writing” for 55 years.

This year saw a new category entered which certainly deserves to stand beside the likes of “Best Television Soundtrack” or “Best Contemporary Song” which saw an unexpected winner.

The prestigious “Best Original Video Game Score” statue this year went to composer “Joris de Man”, the man behind the Killzone 2 Score.

The Ivors committee had the following to say in regards to the new category

“The Ivors has always sought to reflect the ever-changing world of songwriting and composing.The video games market has matured beyond recognition and big budget orchestral scores are regularly being commissioned. Writing music for games also requires a number of specialist skills compared with conventional film scoring, such as non-linear and multi-layered composition.”

Recorded at the world-renowned Abbey Road Studio’s, the score is available on iTunes here

What games of late do you feel deserve to be recognised for their score?

One Response to “Honouring Excellence in Killzone’s Music”
  1. avatar Marconi says:

    Amon Tobin’s work with both Splinter Cell and inFamous have often been overlooked as excellent pieces of composition in Video Games.

    Moody, dramatic and atmospheric they are probably the only soundtracks I can listen to and enjoy out of the game.

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