“… James Hannigan’s music makes The Sandman totally immersive.” – THE SUNDAY TIMES

“The most powerful weapon is the music.” – L.A. TIMES

“An astonishing composer…” – NEIL GAIMAN

“…a wonderful cinematic score” – AUDIOFILE MAGAZINE

“the best music in the series..” – MOVIE MUSIC UK, HARRY POTTER AND THE ORDER OF THE PHOENIX (VG)

“[Evil Genius] expertly captures the ‘60s spy-movie aesthetic” – GAME INFORMER

” a superb score by composer James Hannigan — nothing more, nothing less.” – MULTIVERSITY COMICS

“Seeing a horde of monsters fast approaching, with pointy limbs flailing, as .. horns and violins rise to cacophony, is guaranteed to get the heart pumping.” – TIME

“A score which combines musicality with wit … complementing the sound perfectly.” – BAFTA 

“10/10. The music in Republic is amazing. It is possibly the greatest and most appropriate music in any game ever. The sweeping eastern classical music fits the game so well it is untrue.” – GAME FAQS

“Returning composer James Hannigan [has] brought this new game to life without losing step with the original. The music that Hannigan brings to life shows that he has not missed a beat. My only wish was that there were more..” – GAMING TREND

“The formidable music, sometimes terrifying, sometimes tender, is by the composer James Hannigan, noted for his contributions to screen and video games” – THE TIMES

“…some of the most viscerally satisfying bombast ever produced. Starting with “The Inquisitorial Squad”, Hannigan never makes the mistake of fashioning directionless sound and fury.” – GGM

“The soundtrack is particularly fantastic” – IGN

“…a cohesive musical story from start to finish.” – FORBES

“In games of this genre, it’s common for me to mute the music and listen to something other than the OST. In Evil Genius 2, that most certainly wasn’t the case… the music truly excels” – RAPID REVIEWS

“The music.. is amazing. James Hannigan returns and he expands the original soundtrack with gusto… Brilliant Music.” – GAMEWATCHER

James Hannigan is a BAFTA award-winning composer with a career spanning several industries, from multimillion-selling video games and TV to groundbreaking audio drama. Among his credits are entries in the Harry Potter, Dead Space, Evil Genius, RuneScape, Transformers, The Lord of the Rings, Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs, Theme Park, EA Sports, and Command and Conquer video game series; full-cast audio adaptations such as Neil Gaiman's The Sandman, the Alien series, and more. His themes, such as the parodic Red Alert 3 theme, 'Soviet March,' have been streamed hundreds of millions of times on digital platforms, and his other awards include a Webby People's Choice Award for The Sandman Act II and an IFMCA (International Film Music Critics Association) Award for Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (also BAFTA award-nominated, 2010). Recent projects include a theme for Terry Pratchett’s Discworld universe, Steelrising, Evil Genius 2, and the NY Times #1 bestselling adaptation of The Sandman Act III (with a cast including James McAvoy, Michael Sheen, and Regé-Jean Page).

A BBC radio interviewee, Comic Con and conference panelist, Hannigan is also a co-founder of sold-out talk events such as Screen Music Connect and the Game Music Connect series. Introduced to inspire and educate professional and aspiring composers alike, past events held at the London Southbank Centre have partnered with BAFTA, Classic FM, Sony PlayStation, Music Week, The Ivors Academy and others. Hannigan has had the cover of DEVELOP, written articles for Classic FM and other outlets, and occasionally posts articles to his blog (recently: AI'S HOLLOW HARMONY). He's represented by COOL Music in London, England.

Hannigan has recorded with several world-class orchestras, including The Philharmonia Orchestra, The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, The Skywalker Orchestra, The Budapest Film Orchestra, and The Slovak Symphony Orchestra, recording at locations such as Abbey Road, Air-Lyndhurst, and Skywalker Ranch. A Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts and a BAFTA member for over twenty years, he has been a subject of BAFTA’s Conversations with Composers at the Royal Albert Hall and has been a guest speaker at several universities and colleges, among them the Royal College of Music. His music has been performed in concerts ranging from Video Games Live to RuneFest. | NEWS 

Hannigan's past projects include entries in the Space HulkF1, FIFA, Grand Prix, and Warhammer game series; Primeval (BBC America), Red Alert 3Dead Space 3, Nintendo's Art Academy (also heard in the Super Smash Bros. series), Reign of FireCatwoman, the innovative interactive score of Republic: The Revolution (designed by Google DeepMind co-founder, Demis Hassabis; BAFTA Award Nomination, Original Music, 2003), Freelancer, Harry Potter and the Order of the PhoenixHarry Potter and the Half-Blood PrinceHarry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Call of AntiaEvil Genius (BAFTA Award Nomination, Original Music, 2004), Terraria: Otherworld, Command and Conquer 4Conquest, Brute ForceThe Darkening (with Christopher Walken, Clive Owen and John Hurt), Transformers Universe, Theme Park World (aka Sim Theme Park; BAFTA Award, 2000), RuneScapeThe Orchestral Collection, the hugely popular Harry Potter audiobook series read by Stephen Fry, BBC R4 adaptations of Good Omens and Neil Gaiman's Neverwhere, Lost in Space (sound design; Golden Reel Nomination), and many more.

Music from Hannigan’s back catalogue can be heard in numerous TV productions, commercials and trailers - ranging recently from Harry Potter 20th Anniversary: Return to Hogwarts, Top Gear and The Grand Tour to Floor is LavaSpongeBob SquarePants, Disney shorts, and The World According to Jeff Goldblum. His music has also accompanied various experiences, installations, immersive experiences and dance routines, from the Dream Portal at NY Comic Con to Dance Moms.


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