Monday, June 28, 2010

AMEO PRODUCTIONS TO DELIVER DYNAMIC ORIGINAL MUSIC SCORING FOR VIDEO GAME DEVELOPERS WORLDWIDE


Award-winning Composer Olivier Deriviere launches new music production company with offices in San Francisco, Boston and Paris

San Francisco, CA, June 28th, 2010 - AMEO Productions, founded by brother and sister team award-winning composer Olivier Deriviere (Alone In The Dark, Obscure: The Aftermath), whose innovative soundtracks have been recognized by Billboard, G4TV and The New York Times, and project manager Marion Deriviere, is a new music composition and production company specializing in authentic original scores for video games. To ensure a truly immersive and enhanced gaming experience, AMEO creates dynamic, narrative-driven music with a unique identity and emotion adapted for each project. Headquartered in San Francisco with offices in Boston and Paris, AMEO Productions combines the celebrated talents of classically trained multimedia composer Olivier Deriviere working with renowned recording studios, world-class engineers and performers, as well as employing the latest software and custom library sounds.

"AMEO was created to enhance the in-game music experience and quality," says Marion Deriviere, Co-Founder and President of AMEO Productions. "We are dedicated to producing unique musical identities for games using the best tools, performers, recording and mixing studios. Working closely with game development teams to satisfy their requirements and enhance their creativity, we offer world-class quality audio that fits various budgets and meets demanding deadlines."

AMEO Artistic Director / Composer Olivier Deriviere has scored multiple animation, film and video game soundtracks including the critically acclaimed interactive scores for Alone In The Dark (Eden Games) and the Obscure video game series (Hydravision Entertainment). An alumnus of Berklee College of Music (Jazz & Film Scoring) and the National Conservatory in Nice (Composition & Orchestration), Olivier Deriviere has recorded with the GRAMMY® award-winning choir The Mystery of Bulgarian Voices, Boston Symphony Orchestra Quartet and Children Choir of the National Opera of Paris. His scores have also been performed by the Cannes Symphony Orchestra, Monte Carlo String Quartet, and Utrecht Metropolitan Orchestra and Choir ("Games In Concert").

AMEO President Marion Deriviere is an experienced technical engineer and project manager who previously held positions at Texas Instruments as Application Engineer and Customer Program Manager. Her musical background includes 8 years conservatory training for classical piano. Marion Deriviere manages business affairs, project management and client relationships for AMEO Productions.

For more information on AMEO Productions please visit www.ameoprod.com.

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Friday, June 4, 2010

DEUS EX: HUMAN REVOLUTION™ VIDEO GAME FEATURES IMMERSIVE CYBERNOIR SCORE BY AWARD-WINNING COMPOSER MICHAEL MCCANN


Montréal, Canada - June 4th, 2010 - Award-winning composer and sound designer Michael McCann aka Behavior (ReGenesis, Splinter Cell: Double Agent), best known for his ambient cinematic scores and organic soundscapes, is creating the original musical score for DEUS EX: HUMAN REVOLUTION™ currently in development at Eidos-Montréal. The music captures the unique visual style of DEUS EX: HUMAN REVOLUTION and thematically supports the blend of action, role-playing and adventure genres featured in the game. To immerse players in the dark and beautifully visualized world of DEUS EX: HUMAN REVOLUTION, the score fuses elements of cybernoir, futuristic renaissance and electrosymphonic ambience.

"We are thrilled to have Michael McCann creating the original music score for DEUS EX: HUMAN REVOLUTION," said Steve Szczepkowski, audio director for DEUS EX at Eidos-Montréal. "His cinematic musical expression and immersive scoring sensibility brings emotional depth to the unique experience of DEUS EX: HUMAN REVOLUTION. I'm a big fan of Mike's music and working with him has been a complete pleasure."

A critically acclaimed music composer and sound designer for film, television and interactive media, Michael McCann's credits include the title music for the sci-tech drama series ReGenesis, sound design and music editing for the cult film It's All Gone Pete Tong and the original score for Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell: Double Agent which garnered him a Best Original Score Award from IGN.com and nomination from the Academy of Interactive Arts and Sciences for Outstanding Achievement in Original Music Composition.

In DEUS EX: HUMAN REVOLUTION you play Adam Jensen, a security specialist, handpicked to oversee the defense of one of America's most experimental biotechnology firms. But when a black ops team breaks in and kills the scientists you were hired to protect, everything you thought you knew about your job changes. At a time when scientific advancements are routinely turning athletes, soldiers and spies into super-enhanced beings, someone is working very hard to ensure mankind's evolution follows a particular path. You need to discover why - because the decisions you take and the choices you make will be the only things that can determine mankind's future. For more information visit www.deusex.com.

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