Jessica Curry

Multi award-winning composer and co-founder of renowned games company The Chinese Room

About

Jessica is an internationally acclaimed BAFTA-winning composer of contemporary classical music and is also co-founder of renowned games company The Chinese Room.  She often writes for unusual spaces and her work has been performed in diverse and high-profile venues such as The Old Vic Tunnels, Sydney Opera House, Great Ormond Street Hospital, The Wellcome Trust, MOMI New York, The Royal Opera House and Durham Cathedral. The Washington Post have described her music as “stupendous” and The Guardian recently praised her “gorgeous orchestral score” for Everybody’s Gone to the Rapture. The Rapture score has been voted in to the Classic FM Hall of Fame 2016.

Jessica wrote the music for the genre-defying Dear Esther, which won awards for Best Audio at the TIGA’s, a GANG award and nominations for Best Audio at the BAFTAs. The music went on a worldwide orchestral tour as part of Replay: Symphony of Heroes.

 

Her Amnesia: A Machine for Pigs was also multi-award winning and was described as “quite spectacular” by games press. Her BAFTA winning music for acclaimed PS4 title Everybody’s Gone to the Rapture was named soundtrack of the year by MOJO magazine and sat in the Top 10 of both the Official and ClassicFM charts for several weeks. The score recently won Best Score at the Emotional Games Awards, won four GANG awards in San Francisco, including Best Soundtrack and the game won Best Audio and Best Performer as well as Best Music at the BAFTA’s 2016. Game Trailers wrote that "Jessica Curry’s phenomenal musical score deftly waxes and wanes along your journey, setting an atmosphere and progression with varied instrumentation. Magnificent choral arrangements punctuate key moments, and we couldn’t help but stop and bask in their glory.”

The recipient of a PRSF Women Make Music grant, Jessica's large scale choral and brass band work, The Durham Hymns, (a collaboration with Poet Laureate Carol Ann Duffy) premiered at Durham Cathedral in July 2016.

In 2015 she was named as one of Gamesindustry.biz’s People of the Year and she has recently been named one of the Top 30 Women in Games by MCV

Jessica also works as a freelance composer and is available for hire on games, film, television and other projects. To discuss rates and availability, please use the contact form to get in touch.