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Austin Wintory

Composer
Grammy-nominated and two-time BAFTA-winning composer Austin Wintory's diverse career has straddled the worlds of concert music, film, and video games.

In 2012, Austin's soundtrack for the hit PlayStation3 game JOURNEY became the first-ever Grammy-nominated videogame score, also winning two British Academy Awards, a DICE Award, a Spike TV VGA, and IGN's "Overall Music of the Year," along with five Game Audio Network Guild awards, and a host of others. Excerpts from the score have been performed all over the world since its release, including by such as ensembles as the National Symphony, San Francisco Symphony, Colorado Symphony and Pacific Symphony.

Austin's next major game undertaking was THE BANNER SAGA, featuring America's premiere wind ensemble The Dallas Wind Symphony, and an all-star trio of soloists (Malukah, Peter Hollens and Taylor Davis). The game and soundtrack album achieved immediate critical and commercial success upon release in early 2014, garnering Austin his 4th and 5th British Academy Award nominations and a win in the peer-voted ASCAP Composers' Choice Awards for "Best Video Game Score of the Year."

He also enjoyed collaborations with other noteworthy indie developers in the game industry such as Pocketwatch Games (MONACO, TOOTH AND TAIL), Double Fine (KINECT PARTY), Valve (COUNTER STRIKE: GO), Tale of Tales (SUNSET), Funomena (LUNA) etc.

My Speakers Sessions

Sunday, October 25
 

3:00pm