Sound Byte: Meet the Composer - Killzone 3's Joris de Man
We find out how award-winning composer Joris de Man got his start in the video game industry.
A common theme among composers appears to be that they start off learning one instrument, realize that they aren't going to meet girls that way, and decide to join a band or learn an instrument that doesn't brand them as some sort of music nerd. Killzone series composer Joris de Man initially began playing the violin but decided to branch off to dabble in keyboards and drums. Realizing that his talents didn't necessarily lie in performing, his interest in chip music during the Atari and Amiga days ultimately led him to the video game industry. Born in Holland and a fan of Muse and Nine Inch Nails, Joris is now an award-winning orchestral composer living near Brighton. To learn more about Joris, check out our video interview below!
19 Things We Learned From The Animal Crossing: New Horizons Direct Top New Video Games Releasing On Switch, PS4, Xbox One, And PC This Week -- February 16-22, 2020 Who Is Persona 5’s Best Confidant? Fortnite Chapter 2 - Season 2 - Official Battle Pass Gameplay Trailer Animal Crossing: New Horizons - Nintendo Direct 2/20/2020 The 6 Biggest Changes To Fortnite Chapter 2 Season 2 Final Fantasy 7 Remake, Persona 5, Sonic, And More Remade In Dreams Star Trek: Picard Episode 5 "Stardust City Rag" Breakdown & Easter Eggs Apex Legends Season 4 Kings Canyon Champion Gameplay Fight Us In Under Night In-Birth Exe:Late[cl-r] On PS4 | GameSpot Community Fridays Destiny 2 Xur Location Guide February 21 Getting An S Rank & A Perfect Combo In Bloodroots
Sound Byte is GameSpot's game music blog, which covers every aspect of music in games, including interviews with top game music composers and discussions of new and classic game soundtracks. Have a question or suggestion? Leave us a comment below. For a list of previous Sound Byte features, click here.
GameSpot may get a commission from retail offers.
Got a news tip or want to contact us directly? Email firstname.lastname@example.org