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Mark Griskey – Biography

Mark Griskey has composed music for numerous video games, motion picture trailers, and television promos. Mark began composing music for motion picture trailers and television promos in the early 1990s. His proven track record includes a long list of credits for such clients as 20th Century Fox, Columbia Pictures, DreamWorks S.K.G., MGM Studios, Paramount Pictures, Sony Pictures, Warner Brothers, Disney, Universal Pictures, Touchstone, Lions Gate Films, Miramax Films, and New Line Cinema. In the mid 90's Mark branched out into the world of interactive media, composing music for Atom Shockwave Corporation.

In 2001 Mark began scoring video games for LucasArts Entertainment. His credits include Jedi Starfighter, Gladius, Star Wars: The Revenge of the Sith, and several tracks on the "Best Of LucasArts Original Soundtrack." This CD was awarded "Best Game Music Soundtrack Album of the Year" by the Game Audio Network Guild. His final project as a staff composer for LucasArts Entertainment was Knights of the Old Republic 2: The Sith Lords, Mark’s first feature length score utilizing full orchestra.

In 2005 Mark decided the time was right to pursue a freelance career, He left LucasArts in March 2005 and quickly landed his first freelance video game project: The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe. Mark went on to score 2 more titles for Disney: Pirates of the Caribbean: At Worlds End, and The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian, as well as several titles for Ubisoft Entertainment, Sega and The Force Unleashed for LucasArts

The Majority of Mark’s scores feature live orchestra and he has worked with some of the finest orchestra’s in the world, including the London Philharmonia, The Seattle Synphonia, The Slovak National Orchestra, and the Sky Walker Symphony. In 2006 some of Mark’s music was featured in a sold out live performance of video game music in Leipzig Germany.

In addition to his symphonic background Mark has also established a reputation scoring and producing Hybrid acoustic/electronic music. His Scores for Sega’s Iron Man, and The Incredible Hulk feature heavy guitars, contemporary grooves, and ethnic percussion along with live orchestra. His trailer music for such blockbuster films The Lord Of The Rings, SpiderMan, and The Incredible Hulk feature heavy guitars, tribal percussion, driving synthesizers and atmospheric sound design elements. Mark is always striving to challenge himself musically and find new creative approaches to expressing his musical vision.

Mark Graduated from California State University with a B.M in Music, and studied composition and film scoring privately and at UCLA. Mark is also an accomplished classical percussionist and jazz drummer.

Mark currently resides in Northern California. His latest hobby’s include; playing the electric bass, photography and talking to friends on the Internet.

Mark Griskey – Credits List

Video Game Credits:

Video Game Credits:
Star Wars: The Old RepublicLucasArts
Star Wars: The Force Unleashed 2LucasArts
Star Wars: The Force UnleashedLucasArts
Star Wars Knights of the Old Republic 2: The Sith LordsLucasArts
Star Wars: Racer RevengeLucasArts
Star Wars: Obi-WanLucasArts
Star Wars Knights of the Old Republic 2: The Sith LordsLucasArts
Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the SithLucasArts
Jedi Star FighterLucasArts
GladiusLucasArts
Thrillville: Off The RailsLucasArts
The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion the Witch and the WardrobeDisney Interactive
The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince CaspianDisney Interactive
Pirates of the Caribbean: At Wolds EndDisney Interactive
Rayman Raving RabbidsUbisoft
Rayman Raving Rabbids 2Ubisoft
Rayman Raving Rabbids: TV PartyUbisoft
Marvel Ultimate AllianceActivision
The Incredible HulkSega
Iron ManSega
Kinectimals (additional music)Microsoft
ConspiracySony (Playsaytion Home)
HighbornJet Set Games (iPhone)

Trailers:

Trailers:
The Kings Speech
Call of Duty3
StarWars: Battlefront 2
Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time
Medal of Honor: European Assault
XXX: State of the Union
X-men 2
Who Framed Roger Rabbit?
Wallace and Gromit: The Curse of the Wererabbit
View from the Top
Tristan and Isolde
Tomb Raider: The Cradle of Life
The Scorpion King
The Ring
The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers
The Hulk
The Day After Tomorrow
The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion the Witch and the Wardrobe
The adventures of Sharkboy and Lavagirl
Star Trek Nemesis
Spider-Man 2
Spider-Man
Serenity
Road to Perdition
Planet of the Apes
Peter Pan (2003)
Minority Report
Lemony Snicket's a Series of Unfortunate Events
Kingdom of Heaven
King Kong
Jurassic Park 3
I, Robot
Hellboy
Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
Equilibrium
Cabin Fever

TV Promos:

TV Promos:
The X-Files
Joe Millionaire
Dark Angel
Boston Public
Arrested Development
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