Chris Rickwood

Known for his dramatic musical scores for video games, Chris Rickwood’s work can be heard worldwide on a variety of mediums for clients such as Activision, THQ, Microsoft, Cartoon Network, Capcom, and Nintendo. He has created original music for several game titles including Evil Dead: Hail to the King, Ghostbusters: The Video Game, and Kingdom Under Fire: Circle of Doom. Rickwood has composed over 40 scores for Cartoon Network New Media, contributed music and sound for several PC games including Age of Empires Online, Civil War: Bull Run, and Global Agenda, and experimented with other gaming mediums such as mobile phones and video poker machines.

In 2006, Rickwood was invited to the team of composers hired to produce the new Monday Night Football theme for ESPN. More of his music was released on Associated Production Music’s Endgame music library and has been placed in television broadcasts for NBC, ABC Family, G4TV, and Fox. Recently, Rickwood was compose the theme music for EA Sports Madden NFL 12.

Rickwood's work ranges from catchy melodies underscoring fights with cartoon evil geniuses to massive soundscapes suitable for building and destroying empires. Blending the traditional with the modern, Rickwood's musical style is often a marriage of current musical genres with traditional instrumentation and orchestration. Hip hop for hammered dulcimer and djembe or heavy metal for full orchestra are the norm. Currently, Rickwood is working on several projects including Hi-Rez Studios' Smite and Tripwire Interactive's Rising Storm.

Rickwood serves on the Advisory Board for the Game Audio Network Guild (G.A.N.G.) and the Board of Governors for the National Association of Recording Arts and Sciences (NARAS). Local to Atlanta, has served on the Advisory Board of the International Game Developers Association Atlanta Chapter and the Board of Directors for the Georgia Game Developers Association. Always open to sharing his knowledge, Rickwood participates on the Advisory Board for Atlantic International University’s (AIU) Game Design program and the Advisory Committee for the Art Institute of Atlanta’s Game Art and Design Program.

CREDITS:

Smite Hi-Rez Studios
Rising Storm Tripwire Interactive
Tribes: Ascend Hi-Rez Studios
Orcs Must Die 2 Robot Entertainment
Kingdom Under Fire Ii Microsoft
Orcs Must Die Robot Entertainment
Madden Nfl 12 EA Sports
Age Of Empires Online Microsoft / Robot Entertainment / Gas Powered Games
Project Exonaut Cartoon Network
Global Agenda: Sandstorm Hi-Rez Studios
Gettysburg: Scourge Of War Norb Software
Global Agenda Hi-Rez Studios
Ghostbusters: The Video Game Atari / Red Fly / Terminal Reality
Go Play Lumberjacks Majesco / Panic Button
What's Cooking? Jamie Oliver Atari
Clueless Legacy Interactive
Kingdom Under Fire: Circle Of Doom Microsoft / Blueside
Zoo Vet: Endangered Animals Vivendi Games / Legacy Interactive
Metroid Prime 3: Corruption Nintendo / Retro Studios
(Wii Channel Trailers)
The Apprentice: Los Angeles Legacy Interactive
Take Command: 2nd Manassas Paradox / Mad Minute Games
Dropple Cartoon Network
Law And Order: Criminal Intent Universal / Legacy Interactive
Megas Xlr: Appetite For Demolition Cartoon Network
History Channel's Civil War Bull Run Activision / Mad Minute Games
Bloodrayne Majesco / Terminal Reality
Maximo: Ghosts To Glory Capcom
Evil Dead: Hail To The King THQ / Heavy Iron Studios
Pulse Of The Indigo Stockholm Pictures
Director: Brent Conley
Producers: Adric Braithwaite, Katherine Castro
Starring: Katherine Castro
Withdrawn Brenton Conley
Interpret Innovisions / Umashankar
In The Valley Of The Shadow Of Death Octane MP
Home Sweet Home Octane MP
Outreach Video Progressions
Zombeak Smear Pictures
Director: Sam Drog
Producers: Wes Campbell, S.C. Caruso
Monday Night Football (2006 Theme) ESPN / APM
Nfl On Fox Fox
Saturday Night Live NBC
The Good Wife CBS
X-play G4TV
America's Most Wanted Fox
Cheat! G4TV
Inside American Jail TruTV
My Super Sweet 16 MTV
Screen Savers G4TV

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