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Jessica Curry
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Born 1973 (age 44–45)
Liverpuil, Ingland
Residence Brighton, Ingland
Naitionality Breetish
Alma mater
Thrift Componer
Hauf-marrae(s) Dan Pinchbeck

Jessica Curry (born 1973)[1] is a Inglis componer, radio presenter an umwhile co-heid o the Breetish video gemme development studio The Chinese Room. She wan a BAFTA awaird in 2016 for her score for the video gemme Everybody's Gone to the Rapture.

Education[eedit | eedit soorce]

Curry earned B.A.(Hons) Inglis Leeteratur an Leid at University College London, graduatin in 1994.[1] Fower years later, she obteened a Postgraduate diploma in Screen Music at the National Film and Television School.[1]

Career[eedit | eedit soorce]

When Dan Pinchbeck wis developin his experimental video gemme Dear Esther he turned tae his wife Curry tae write a score. Thus Curry became the co-foonder o The Chinese Room gemme studio.[2]

Follaein the success o that gemme, The Chinese Room went on tae develop Amnesia: A Machine for Pigs which Curry describes as her first "jurney intae interactivity" as her score haed been "shoehorned" intae Dear Esther.[2]

Whilk Amnesia wis in production, The Chinese Room receivit a approach frae Sony Computer Entertainment's Santa Monica Studio tae develop an exclusive gemme for thaim. Everybody's Gone to the Rapture, which haed oreeginally been envisagit as a PC release, subsequently became a PlayStation 4 exclusive.[2] Curry describes Rapture as "the first time I wad say that A wrote a truly interactive score".[2]

In October 2015 Curry announced via her blog on The Chinese Room's wabsteid that she wis leavin her role wi the studio. She statit that her decision wis based on various factors includin a degenerative condition, the stress that she felt frae the studio’s relationship wi a commercial publisher an her treatment as a female in the gemme industry.[3]

In Apryle 2016, Curry wan a BAFTA at the 12th British Academy Games Awards for her muisic on Everybody's Gone to the Rapture.[4]

Efter her depairtur frae The Chinese Room, Curry embarkit on various ither projects includin a collaboration wi Poet Laureate Carol Ann Duffy[2] which saw poems bi Duffy performit tae muisic by Curry an ithers at Durham Cathedral in Julie 2016 as pairt o centenary remembrance o the Battle o the Somme.[5]

In October 2016 Curry's score to Dear Esther wis performit live bi a full orchestra at Lunnon's Barbican Centre tae coincide wi the release o the gemme for the PS4 an Xbox One consoles.[6][7][8]

In Januar 2017, it wis annooncit that Curry wad present Classic FM's sax-episode series on video gemme muisic.[9][10]

Personal life[eedit | eedit soorce]

Curry an husband Dan Pinchbeck hae been thegither syne 2000. They are based in Brighton an hae ane san.[8]

She is a fan o film director Peter Greenaway an his frequent collaborator, componer Michael Nyman.[11]

Awairds[eedit | eedit soorce]

BAFTA Awards[eedit | eedit soorce]

Year Recipient Awaird Result Ref.
2016 Everybody's Gone to Rapture Best Audio Wan [12]
Best Muisic Wan
2013 Dear Esther Best Audio Nominatit

Wirks[eedit | eedit soorce]

Video gemmes
Year Title
2008 Dear Esther
2009 Korsakovia
2013 Amnesia: A Machine for Pigs
2015 Everybody's Gone to the Rapture

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 "Jessica Curry - Saatchi Art". Retrieved 20 Februar 2017. 
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 "Interview: Jessica Curry". M Magazine. 20 September 2016. Retrieved 5 Februar 2017. 
  3. Hall, Charlie (10 October 2015). "In a heartbreaking letter, Jessica Curry says goodbye to The Chinese Room". Retrieved 5 Februar 2017. 
  4. "Games in 2016 | BAFTA Awards". (in Inglis). 2016. Retrieved 25 Januar 2017. 
  5. "Durham Hymns". Retrieved 5 Februar 2017. 
  6. "Dear Esther, Live at the Barbican". 15 October 2016. Retrieved 5 Februar 2017. 
  7. "Dear Esther". Retrieved 5 Februar 2017. 
  8. 8.0 8.1 "Gaming company puts on classical performance with a twist world famous venue". Retrieved 5 Februar 2017. 
  9. "Classic FM will celebrate 25th birthday with composition competition and video game show – Classic FM". Classic FM (in Inglis). 25 Januar 2017. Retrieved 25 Januar 2017. 
  10. Yin-Poole, Wesley (25 Januar 2017). "Classic FM to launch a new video game music show". Eurogamer (in Inglis). Retrieved 25 Januar 2017. 
  11. "'It's all about precision and flow': Dear Esther creator talks live performances, politics and game design". Retrieved 5 Februar 2017. 
  12. Curry, Jessica. "Awards". Retrieved Aprile 21, 2017.