The Composers’ Fund: Jessica Curry
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, The Barbican, Sydney Opera House, Great Ormond Street Hospital, The Wellcome Trust, MOMI New York, The Royal Opera House, Sage Gateshead 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.
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.
Last year 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. She was a finalist in the Hospital Club awards in the Games and Creative Industry categories. She won the coveted MOSMA award at the Malaga Film Festival in 2016.
Funding will support the creation of new choral music and work with Yellow Technology to create a specialised keyboard.