Jessica Curry’s top video game composers

31 October 2017, 12:21

By Lizzie Davis

Jessica Curry returns with a brand-new series of High Score this week! To celebrate we asked her to pick out some of the most exciting composers working in video game music…

Jessica Curry is one of the most exciting composers working in the games world, having written scores for Dear Esther and Everybody’s Gone to the Rapture (for which she won a BAFTA).

This Saturday at 9pm, she returns with a brand-new series of High Score.

We asked her to pick her five top video game composers… and she actually picked eight.

In no particular order, here are the composers Jessica is excited about:

Jeremy Soule: “The orchestration in his work is absolutely stunning. He’s one of the best composers for me at creating incredibly memorable and beautiful themes.”

Eimear Noone: “She’s a fantastic conductor and composer, she’s exceptionally talented.”

Austin Wintory: “He’s musically really curious. As composers, if you have a success with something everyone wants you to do the same thing and Austin’s really said ‘I really want to explore’ and I love him for that.”

Nobuo Uematsu: “How could I leave out Nobuo Uematsu? He did it first, which I always think deserves so much recognition.”

Luci Holland, Tess Tyler and Rebecca Dale: “These are the ones to watch from the next generation.”

High Score returns to Classic FM this Saturday at 9pm – and you can listen to the show for seven days afterwards on Listen Again.