Joris De Man

Joris de Man, born in The Hague, 1972 (currently living in Brighton, UK) is a double Ivor Novello winning Composer and Sound Designer for Games, TV and Film, with nearly two decades of games industry experience and a thorough knowledge of the technicalities of in-game implementation and scoring to picture.

Joris recently won his second Ivor Novello award for Best Original Video Game Music for his work on Sony Playstation 4's Horizon: Zero Dawn and has also recently finished scoring the animated feature film "Chuck Steel: Night of the Trampires" (by Bafta winning director Mike Mort), slated for a world-wide cinema release this year.

Joris provided music for the massively popular mobile title "Vainglory" by SuperEvilMegaCorp, which is currently kicking up a storm in the e-sports arena and was used at the Apple Keynote to introduce the iPhone 6.

His past work includes music for Killzone 1, Killzone Liberation on the PSP, music and sound design for MTV's Codehunters which was used on the MTV Music Awards in Asia, sound design for the Bafta winning short 'Fetch' and the inaugural 'Best Video Game Score' Ivor Novello Award winning music for Killzone 2.

The score for Killzone 3, which was recorded at Abbey Road Studios with a top London Session Orchestra, was nominated for a Music & Sound Award for Best Video Game Score category, and won the award for Best Audio Design at the Dutch Game Awards. Its title song 'And Ever We Fight On' received three quarter of a million combined views on Youtube.

Joris also has a longstanding relationship with indie developer Futurlab, including music and sound design for titles such as the TIGA award winning Velocity 2X, Velocity Ultra, Velocity and Surge Deluxe.

Other works include mobile games such as Red Robot's Life is Magic, Relentless' Furby Boom and Quiz climber, various commercials for companies such Pepsi, Toyota and Blizzard (World of Warcraft), provided sound design and mixing for EA's Need for Speed; Most Wanted trailers and the modern dance project 'Charlie Goes Home' which toured at the end of 2012 through the Netherlands and Germany.


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