Blending timeless orchestral classicism with modern sensibilities, BAFTA-nominated composer Takeshi Furukawa's music has accompanied some of the world's most recognizable franchises and brands. From his work on Star Trek: Enterprise and Star Wars: Clone Wars, to Cannes Lions-winning global campaigns for Mercedes-Benz, Apple, and Sony, Furukawa's compositional style employs soaring melodies colored by refined and cinematic orchestration.
His most recent appointment on the blockbuster PlayStation 4 title The Last Guardian has established Furukawa as one of the most exciting new voices in the industry. For this third installment in the seminal Ico franchise, Furukawa collaborated with the London Symphony Orchestra, the Trinity Boys Choir, and the London Voices. The score has garnered universal praise, being hailed as "wondrous" (IGN) and "entirely gorgeous" (Forbes). Previous works in cinema include the score to the critically acclaimed Slamdance-winning documentary Bhopali. An ardent enthusiast of contemporary concert music, he is currently also working on a forthcoming album of chamber works. Furukawa resides in Los Angeles, and is represented by the Gorfaine/Schwartz Agency.
BAFTA GAME AWARDS: Music*
INTERNATIONAL FILM MUSIC CRITICS ASSOCIATION AWARDS: Best Original Score for a Video Game*
ACADEMY OF INTERACTIVE ARTS & SCIENCES AWARDS: Outstanding Achievement in Music Composition*
SXSW GAMING AWARDS: Excellence in Musical Score*
PREMIO DRAGO D’ORO - Miglior Colonna Sonora
IGN BEST OF 2016 AWARDS: Best Original Music
G.A.N.G. AWARDS: Best Original Instrumental
PREMIOS MUNDO BSO: Mejor BSO Videojuego
* = nomination
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