Genres

Game On – part three

Joris de Man is one composer who is reaping the benefit of those large scale budgets. in November, de Man was in Abbey Road Studios recording his score for the latest in the Killzone games series, Killzone 3. earlier this year he won the inaugral Ivor for Best original Video Game Score for his Killzone 2 score and such recognition has elevated him to the top echelons of the business.

Mike Hough

19-year-old Mike Hough has made a huge impact in the UK and internationally through an In an unorthodox route: recording covers of renowned songs from the comfort of his own home. East London born Mike began broadcasting the recordings on his YouTube Channel across the globe - leading to recognition from not only millions of online viewers but also major acclaim from the artists whose songs he had covered.

British Composer Awards

The winners of the 2010 British Composer Awards were unveiled at a ceremony hosted by the British Academy of Songwriters, Composer and Authors (BASCA) at Stationers’ Hall, London on Tuesday 30 November. Now in their eighth year, the awards are hosted by BASCA and sponsored by PRS for Music.

Peter Christopherson

Peter Christopherson, a founding member of pioneering post-punk noise band Throbbing Gristle has died in his sleep aged 55 at his home in Bangkok.

Henryk Górecki

Polish classical composer Henryk Górecki has died aged 76. Famous for his Third Symphony - which shot to popularity in the early 1990s - Górecki passed away following a long illness.