Composer Gordy Haab Wins ASCAP Composers' Choice Award for 'Star Wars: Battlefront II'
Multi-award-winning composer Gordy Haab took home one of the top honors at the 33rd annual ASCAP Screen Music Awards at the Beverly Hilton in Los Angeles. Haab, a AAA game, tv and film composer, accepted the Composers' Choice award for 2017 Video Game Score of the Year for his score for EA Dice's 'Star Wars: Battlefront II'.
The score was recorded at Abbey Road Studios with the London Symphony and 80 members of the London Voices chorale ensemble. The game was released in November, 2017.
Haab is known for his unsurpassed understanding of the orchestra as well as his unique ability to blend contemporary and traditional sounds into one, often times conceiving and creating brand new musical instruments to feature in his scores. He has recorded and conducted his music with orchestras from all around the world including The San Francisco Symphony, The NASHVILLE Symphony and the Hollywood Studio Orchestra.
Haab's 2015 score for 'Star Wars: Battlefront' won numerous awards including Music of the Year, Best Interactive Score, and Best Instrumental Score at the 2016 GDC G.A.N.G. Awards, and was nominated for a BAFTA for Excellence in Audio Achievement.
Some of Haab's previous work includes 'Halo Wars 2', which was released in 2016, and for which a double vinyl LP soundtrack was released by Sumthing Else Music Works in September 2017; Microsoft's 'Kinect: Star Wars', which won Best Music at the Hollywood Music In Media Awards and EA and Bioware's 'Star Wars: The Old Republic,' for which he was awarded Best Original Soundtrack and Best Instrumental Music at the 10th Annual GDC G.A.N.G. Awards. Other film, television and video game credits include: Anchor Bay's 'Behind the Mask: The RISE of Leslie Vernon; MTV's 'The Truth Below', Lionsgate's 'War', Roadside Attractions' 'Shrink'; TLC's 'Little People, Big World', Endeavor's 'At the Edge of the World'; LucasArts' 'Indiana Jones and the Staff of Kings', and numerous others. He is a graduate of the University of Southern California, where he received his master's in Scoring For Motion Pictures, Television and Other Media.