Video game music has come on extraordinary leaps and bounds since the early days of 8-bit synths. Orchestral sophistication and symphonic power is now the order of the day, and at the forefront is acclaimed, award-winning artist Jason Graves.
We caught up with Jason to discuss his work on the rebooted Tomb Raider series and other hit video game franchises, discussing his musical process and what it means to honour the musical legacy of console gaming.
What you and your fellow soundtrack composers do is truly remarkable, adding further layers of emotion to our favourite games and films. How did you get into the industry to begin with?
I started working in La when I was still in school for a degree in Film and Television Music. That job gave me a