Dreamseed: Jesper Kyd is ‘Soul Rift’ Main Theme Song Composer February 27, 2007Posted by William Spear in >> News.
Dreamseed Deal Finalized with Award-Winning Film and Video Game Music Composer
MUNCIE, Ind. – February 26, 2007 – Dreamseed has wholly acquired a song by LA-based award-winning film and video game composer Jesper Kyd to be used as the main theme song for Dreamseed’s upcoming ‘Soul Rift’ audio drama series. The sci-fi series, set in 2053 Washington D.C., centers around a futuristic anti-ghost police force as a dark and provocative crime thriller with a twist. Under a different non-exclusive arrangement, Kyd also provided a second song, an electronica dance track called ‘Reactor’ to be used in Soul Rift’s first episode club scene.
Past work inspired ‘Soul Rift’
Jesper Kyd is a client of Dreamseed’s award-winning web-design services, and it was a natural fit for Soul Rift Series Creator and Executive Producer Alexander Davis to bring Kyd’s style to the table. “His music in the Hitman video game franchise actually inspired the creation of the ‘Soul Rift’ concept years ago,” Davis says. “It remarkably seems like fate that somehow Jesper became involved in the project within the first week of its development as Dreamseed’s new flagship audio drama series. His dark and blended electronica style is perfect for this futuristic ghost-centric crime drama.”
Upon the release of the first season of Soul Rift, Dreamseed will also release a ‘Soul Rift (Original Music)’ soundtrack, featuring Jesper’s main theme song for the show. Additionally, the soundtrack release will feature original music by Davis in a similar dark electronica style to Kyd’s.
Spotlighted as a ‘Rising Star’ by The Hollywood Reporter and hailed as a ‘Leading Game Composer’ by Electronic Musician, his powerful blend of ambient, electronic and classical orchestrations enhances the emotional and dramatic impact of numerous cinematic productions, including the multi-million selling Hitman video game series (IOI/Eidos) starring Agent 47 and the highly acclaimed action/adventure Freedom Fighters (IOI/Electronic Arts). He is currently scoring next generation titles for Eidos and Ubisoft.
Nominated for MTV Video Music Awards
Jesper’s most recently released project, the stylish musical score for Hitman: Blood Money is nominated for ‘Best Video Game Score’ in the 2006 MTV Video Music Awards (VMAs). His unique fusion of DJ-style and minimalist electronica, surreal choir vocals and foreboding percussion grooves featured in Hitman: Contracts also garnered global attention as one of the truly groundbreaking original soundtracks. “The tracks Kyd has contributed to Soul Rift sound like they’re in the same vein as what you might hear on Hitman: Contracts,” Davis adds. “That’s perfect, since the music from that game was most influential in conceptualizing Soul Rift originally, years before I had ever actually met Jesper.”
In 2005, Kyd won the Academy award for ‘Original Music’ from the British Academy of Film and Television Arts at the BAFTA Games Awards, as well as ‘Best Cinematic / Cut-Scene Audio’ at the Game Audio Network Guild (G.A.N.G.) Awards. Kyd’s other credits include the CGI movies in Splinter Cell: Chaos Theory (Ubisoft) directed by Andy Davis (The Fugitive, Under Siege, Collateral Damage), electronic dance music tracks for Microsoft’s Xbox action sci-fi shooter Brute Force, remixes and original tracks for Konami’s smash-hit Xbox music game Dance Dance Revolution: Ultramix 2 and the contemporary Anime soundtrack for Robotech: Invasion, the video game based on the popular franchise developed by Vicious Cycle and Take 2 in association with Harmony Gold.
Kyd’s upcoming projects include music for Epic Games’ Unreal Tournament 2007 and the original score for the massive multiplayer online role-playing game (MMORPG), The Chronicles Of SpellBorn.
About Dreamseed, LLC
Dreamseed, LLC is based in Muncie, Indiana as a digital online entertainment production studio and publisher. Comprised of talented individuals from all over the world, Dreamseed seeks to deliver the best in a variety of digital entertainment products, including new and original audio theatre, music and casual video games. For additional information, please visit www.dreamseed.us. Dreamseed: Imagination Loud and Clear(TM).
For media inquiries, contact:
Alexander Davis, Principal / Executive Producer
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