Joris de Man

Joris Maarten de Man, known as Joris de Man, (born 30 June 1972) is a Dutch composer and sound designer, well known for his work on the video games Killzone and Horizon Zero Dawn.[1][2]

Joris de Man
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Joris de Man at Game Music Connect in 2013
Joris Maarten de Man

(1972-06-30) 30 June 1972 (age 48)

His first work involving video games was chip music written for Atari computers under the moniker "Scavenger."[3] He was also employed as a freelance composer writing for CD-i games in The Netherlands from 1991-92.[4] He spent three years working in London for the Bitmap Brothers on sound design and music composition. In 1999 he returned to the Netherlands and found work with Guerrilla Games.[5]

He has also written music for various film and television projects.[6] He also lead the composition of the soundtrack for Horizon Zero Dawn, along with The Flight and Niels van der Leest, and lately De Man has composed a new soundtrack for the Vainglory new 5v5 game mode.


Joris de Man won the Ivor Novello Award for Best Original Video Game Score for Killzone 2.[7] In 2018, he won the award a second time for his work on Horizon Zero Dawn.[8]


  1. ^ "Game Music :: Interview with Joris de Man (September 2010)". 22 February 2011. Retrieved 5 September 2013.
  2. ^ "Joris De Man Behind Killzone 3 Soundtrack". 24 August 2010. Retrieved 5 September 2013.
  3. ^ "Scavenger / Synergy - Demozoo".
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  5. ^ "Dolby - Interview with Killzone Sound Designer, Joris de Man". Archived from the original on 13 September 2014. Retrieved 22 September 2014.
  6. ^ "Joris de Man Interview: Killzone and Beyond". 31 August 2010.
  7. ^ "Joris de Man wins Ivor Novello award". 9 June 2010. Retrieved 5 September 2013.
  8. ^ "The Ivors 2018". The Ivors. 31 May 2018. Retrieved 12 January 2019.

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