LONDON — At the inaugural Music and Sound Awards (www.masawards.com), composer Richard Jacques' original musical score for James Bond 007: Blood Stone (Bizarre Creations/Activision) was awarded "Best Original Composition" (Video Games). The score was praised as being “a modern classic Bond score” and was recorded with A-list musicians at Abbey Road Studios.
Jacques (www.richardjacques.com) was classically trained from a young age at the Royal Academy of Music in London and has an extensive repertoire in jazz and popular music genres. Some of his previous scores include Mass Effect, Alice In Wonderland, Starship Troopers, and Headhunter. Most recently he scored Little Big Planet 2: The Muppets.
The Music and Sound Awards focus entirely on music and sound design in the media. The awards recognize and celebrate outstanding music and sound design used to enhance visual media.