Jessica Curry is a composer for games, virtual worlds and unusual real-world spaces. She is also co-director of the independent game studio thechineseroom.
Dear Esther has been nominated for Best European Indie Game and Best European Adventure Game at the 2012 European Game Awards! Please help us win by voting for us here.
Dear Esther was nominated in four categories at the Independent Games Festival in San Francisco 2012 and we were delighted to win the Excellence in Visual Art award.
Dear Esther has been nominated in five categories at this year’s Develop awards- results announced in July.
We’re also delighted to be on the longlist for the 2012 Game City Prize. You can tell the judges why you think Esther is a worthy winner here: http://gamecityprize.tumblr.com
My soundtrack for Dear Esther has also garnered an incredible critical reception. See the reviews below.
You can buy the soundtrack here:
"Curry's score reflects the player's feelings without oppressively instructing them. Exquisitely constructed, both sonically and visually" (Eurogamer)
"As beautiful as the game is, it’d be remiss not to mention Curry’s atmospheric soundtrack...impossible to ignore." (Edge)
"Spellbinding, fascinating aural landscape: a resounding success" (Square Enix),"Curry's delicate & understated musical score achieves a level of excellence. It's the ultimate achievement of composition." (Bitgamer).
Curry's work incorporates traditional orchestration fused with samples, loops and digital technology. Her compositions mix an urban, modern edge with a haunting and ephemeral yearning – one which is deeply embedded in the very particular spirit of English classical music.
Curry has exhibited internationally and has received commissions, residencies, grants and awards from organisations such as the Royal Opera House, Welsh National Opera, The Wellcome Trust, Prix Ars Electronica, The Royal Society of Arts, PRSF, Location One New York, and Arts Council England. She was the first ever Artist in Residence at the New Media Centre at the Institute of Contemporary Arts, London. Her latest large-scale work, Perpetual Light: Requiem for an Unscorched Earth, premiered at the Old Vic Tunnels, London, in June. Find out more about the project, including future performances, at the project page here.