This took me entirely by surprise. Even now, days later, I find words fail to express how honored and stunned I was when I found out that I was nominated for the ASCAP Composers’ Choice Awards for “Video Game Score of the Year” for my Fossil Echo score, alongside a host of my idols, colleagues, and friends. Thank you, everyone, for thinking enough of me and my work to nominate me for this amazing honor.
I’ll do my best to live up to it.
I’d also like to congratulate all of my fellow nominees; every single one of them is an outstanding composer with a brilliantly unique creative voice, and they’re the people that continue to inspire me in my own work. I am humbled and couldn’t be prouder to be included in their number.
The complete nominees for 2016 are:
2016 ASCAP Film Score of the Year
- Jóhann Jóhannsson – Arrival
- Matthew Margeson – Eddie the Eagle
- Hauschka – Lion
- Lesley Barber – Manchester by the Sea
- Nicholas Britell – Moonlight
- Michael Giacchino – Zootopia
2016 ASCAP TV Composer of the Year
- Jeff Cardoni (The Grinder, Silicon Valley, Speechless)
- Kyle Dixon & Michael Stein (Stranger Things)
- James S. Levine (Bloodline, Major Crimes, Rizzoli & Isles, Royal Pains, Star)
- Bear McCreary(Agents of SHIELD, Black Sails, Damien, Outlander, The Walking Dead)
- Dave Porter (Better Call Saul, The Blacklist, Preacher)
- Didier Lean Rachou (Bering Sea Gold, Deadliest Catch, Food Network Star, Gold Rush, Edge of Alaska)
2016 ASCAP Video Game Score of the Year
- Michael Salvatori, Skye Lewin & C. Paul Johnson – Destiny: Rise of Iron
- John Robert Matz – Fossil Echo
- Tom Salta (aka Atlas Plug) & Klayton (aka Celldweller) – Killer Instinct: Season 3
- Neal Acree & Adam Burgess – Overwatch
Thank you, everyone.
Voting is open to all ASCAP members and runs until midnight EST next Sunday, April 16th.
You can vote here: