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2009/02/03

Jesper Kyd’s birthday today

Jesper Kyd turns 37 today! He was born on February 3, 1972. 

Who is Jesper Kyd, you ask? Well, he is a famous game and movie music composer. I first found out about his work while playing the Hitman series of games, and I especially like the soundtrack to Hitman: Blood Money.

Here is a rundown of all the projects he’s worked on and accolades he’s received:

Games

2008 - The Chronicles of Spellborn
2008 - The Club
2007 - Assassin's Creed
2007 - Unreal Tournament 3
2007 - Kane & Lynch: Dead Men
2006 - Hitman: Blood Money
2006 - Splinter Cell: Chaos Theory
2006 - Gears of War (concept music)
2004 - Dance Dance Revolution ULTRAMIX 2 (songs .59 -remix-, Istanbul café, and Red Room)
2004 - Robotech: Invasion
2004 - Hitman: Contracts
2004 - Todd McFarlane's Evil Prophecy
2003 - Freedom Fighters
2003 - Brute Force
2002 - Hitman 2: Silent Assassin
2002 - Minority Report: The Video Game
2001 - Shattered Galaxy
2001 - The Nations: Alien Nations 2
2000 - Hitman: Codename 47
2000 - Messiah
2000 - MDK2
2000 - Soldier (unreleased)
1999 - Time Tremors
1996 - Scorcher
1996 - Amok
1995 - Adventures of Batman and Robin
1994 - Red Zone
1993 - Subterrania
1993 - AWS Pro Moves Soccer
1989 - USS John Young

Movies

2008 - Staunton Hill
2008 - Year Zero
2007 - La Passion de Jeanne d'Arc (1928, new score)
2006 - Sweet Insanity
2003 - Night All Day
2002 - Pure
2002 - Death of a Saleswoman

Short films

2006 - Virus
2006 - Impulse
2003 - Cycle
2002 - Pure
2002 - Paper Plane Man
2002 - Day Pass
2001 - Going with Neill
2001 - The Lion Tamer
2000 - Organizm

Trailers

Assassin's Creed TV Launch Trailer
Assassin's Creed Cello TV Trailer
Gears of War E3 Trailer
V For Vendetta (Warner Bros. Pictures)
Hitman: Blood Money TV Trailers
Hitman: Contracts TV Trailers
Hitman 2: Silent Assassin TV Trailers

Awards and nominations

2008 ELAN Awards - Best Video Game Score Winner
2007 GameSpot - Best Video Game Score Nomination
2007 3 G.A.N.G. Nominations Including Music of the Year
2006 MTV Video Music Awards - Best Video Game Score Nomination
2006 IGN Best Original Score Winner
2006 Golden Joystick Awards - Best Game Soundtrack Nomination
2006 4 G.A.N.G. Nominations Including Music of the Year
2005 BAFTA - Winner Best Original Music Award (British Academy Award)
2005 G.A.N.G. Winner Best Music for Cinamatic/Cut Scene
2005 PSE2 Editor's Choice GOLD - Freedom Fighters Soundtrack CD
2004 Billboard Awards Best Music Nomination 2004
2004 IGN - Best Soundtrack Nomination
2004 3 G.A.N.G. Nominations
2004 PSE2 Editor's Choice GOLD - Hitman Contracts Soundtrack CD
2003 GameSpot - Best Soundtrack of the Year Winner
2003 Game Reactor - Best Original Soundtrack Winner
2003 PSE2 Editor's Choice GOLD - Hitman 2 Soundtrack CD
2002 Games Agent - Best Original Soundtrack Winner
2002 GameSpot - Best Original Soundtrack Of The Year Nomination
2002 X-Sages - Soundtrack Of The Year Nomination
2002 IGN - Best Sound Nomination
2002 Action Vault - Outstanding Achievement In Music
2002 Bolt Games - Bolt Games Music Award

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