Composers Summit Prague: The Legendary Assassin's Creed Comes to Life at the Municipal House
Jesper Kyd, the composer behind the iconic video game series Assassin's Creed, will be part of an international event dedicated to audiovisual creation in Prague. The third edition of Composers Summit Prague will kick off with a spectacular concert of film and gaming music, titled "Spectacular Music of Hollywood", performed by the Czech National Symphony Orchestra (ČNSO). The event will take place on April 18th, 2024, in the Smetana Hall of the Municipal House (Obecní dům). In addition to the Assassin's Creed soundtrack, the concert will feature acclaimed music from films such as Star Wars and Iron Man 2, as well as unique melodies from Disney classics.
Jesper Kyd has become a household name in the world of the video game industry, thanks to his contribution to the Assassin's Creed series, where, as the main composer for several instalments, he helped create the atmosphere and tension of these historical action games. One of his significant projects was the music for the video game Hitman, for which he received a BAFTA award and garnered critical acclaim and praise from fans. The soundtrack became a key element contributing to the global success of the Danish action video game.
Among Kyd's latest projects, which continuously push the boundaries of his musical expertise and transcend genre expectations, include the action-animated series RAID: Call of the Arbiter, various video games for Xbox and a video game based on the popular book and film series Dune: Spice Wars.
Jesper Kyd, whose captivating music has influenced an entire generation of players and composers, will be one of the main guests at Composers Summit Prague 2024. His career includes not only unforgettable compositions but also numerous awards and significant collaborations with leading global gaming companies. He is considered a pioneer in creating immersive music for gaming and his work has played a crucial role in shaping the perception of video games as an artistic form. He often utilises a unique combination of orchestral and electronic elements.
Composers Summit Prague will take place in the heart of Prague from April 18th to 23rd, 2024, and for the third time, it promises a generous dose of Hollywood personalities and exceptional film melodies. Serving as a platform for professionals and enthusiasts in the field of audiovisual creation, the event aims to provide inspiration and support to creators working in this innovative industry. The third edition promises not only a unique concert but also masterclasses and opportunities for consultation with renowned composers. The entire event is under the patronage of the Minister of Culture, Martin Baxa. Special accreditations can be purchased at www.composers.cz.
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