Graeme Norgate (born 20 March 1971), is a British video game music composer who has composed music for a variety of video games developed by Rare. His first project at Rare was writing music for the Game Boy game, Donkey Kong Land. He also contributed to the soundtracks of Blast Corps and GoldenEye 007. Graeme was later an employee of Free Radical Design, the company was eventually bought out by Crytek and renamed to Crytek UK; Norgate retained the position of audio director after the company's buyout. Norgate later moved to Deep Silver Dambuster Studios after Crytek closed down Crytek UK.
Norgate developing music at Free Radical Design in 2006.
|Born||20 March 1971|
|Genres||Electronica, Techno, Space music, Chill-out, Liquid funk, Acid jazz, Progressive, Ambient, Deep house, Trip hop, New age, Dance-punk, Drum and bass|
|Associated acts||Robin Beanland|
Originally working at a bank before joining Rare in 1994, Norgate worked on the music of such games as GoldenEye 007 and Blast Corps. A friend of fellow Rare composer Robin Beanland, the two worked on the original soundtrack to Killer Instinct in the 1990s. He also composed music (but was not fully credited) for other Rareware games such as Diddy Kong Racing, Jet Force Gemini, and Perfect Dark.
Norgate played synthesizer and programmed drums for the bands 'FWNT' and 'The Catch' between 1991 and 1992. He also works under the alias of Virez when remixing, he has remixed several songs for bands such as Sigue Sigue Sputnik, Goteki, Code 64, Seize and Illumina.
Video game soundtracksEdit
|Killer Instinct||1994||Arcade, SNES, Game Boy||With Robin Beanland|
|Donkey Kong Land||1995||Game Boy|
|Killer Instinct 2||Unreleased||SNES||Worked on the cancelled port.|
|GoldenEye 007||1997||N64||With Grant Kirkhope and Beanland|
|Diddy Kong Racing||1997||N64||Sound effects|
|Jet Force Gemini||1999||N64||Replaced by Beanland|
|Perfect Dark||2000||N64||With Kirkhope and David Clynick|
|TimeSplitters 2||2002||PS2, Xbox, Gamecube|
|TimeSplitters 2||n/a||GBA (Unreleased)||According to Norgate, the game was "finished, but never released."|
|Second Sight||2004||PS2, Xbox, GameCube, Windows|
|TimeSplitters: Future Perfect||2005||PS2, Xbox, GameCube|
|Gangsta' Zombies||2010||Soundtrack later reused on Gangsta' Pets|
|Crysis||2011||PS3, Xbox 360|
|Crysis 2||2011||PS3, Xbox 360, Windows|
|Twist Pilot||2012||IOS & Mobile|
|The Snowman and the Snowdog||2012||IOS &Mobile|
|Crysis 3||2013||PS3, Xbox 360, Windows|
|Homefront: The Revolution||2016||PS4, Xbox One, Windows|
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- Futter, Mike (30 July 2014). "[Update] Deep Silver Buys Homefront, UK Staff To Transfer To New Dambuster Studio, Crytek USA Scaled Back". Game Informer. Retrieved 31 October 2015.
- "VGMO -Video Game Music Online- » Graeme Norgate Interview: Composer of Goldeneye and TimeSplitters". vgmonline.net. Retrieved 24 July 2016.
- https://uk.linkedin.com/in/graemenorgate?trk=pub-pbmap[permanent dead link]
- Graeme Norgate. "Graeme Norgate Official webspace music from Timesplitters, Goldeneye, Crysis 2, Crysis 3, Crysis, Second Sight Killer Instinct Donkey Kong games". graemenorgate.com. Retrieved 24 July 2016.