15 17 Oct '24

Gareth Coker

Function: Composer WSAcademy: WSA Voting Member
Gareth Coker is a British composer and producer working out of Los Angeles. He is known for his melodically driven scores, unique soundscapes, and attention to detail and execution in the application of how music emotionally relates to the gamer as they are playing. His critically acclaimed scores have garnered numerous awards, including the Ivor Novello Award for Best Original Video Game Score, Academy of Interactive Arts & Sciences Award for Outstanding Music Composition, the SXSW Award for Excellence in Musical Score (twice), and multiple Game Audio Network Guild awards. He has received multiple nominations from BAFTA, GDC, and the IFMCA, amongst others.

​Works include Ori and the Will of the Wisps (2020), The Ruined King (2021), Immortals Fenyx Rising (2020-2021), Darksiders Genesis (2019). He has also written multiple soundtrack albums for various Minecraft expansions (2016-2019), and contributed to Insomniac Games' VR title The Unspoken (2017).

Most recently he co-scored the critically acclaimed blockbuster Halo Infinite, as well as continuing work on the ARK IP, with a sequel and animated TV series on the way.

He is represented by the Gorfaine/Schwartz Agency.

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