John Broomhall is the composer of such iconic games as Transport Tycoon and X-Com, and contributed music to key Xbox One launch title, Forza Motorsport 5, recorded at Skywalker Sound. His prolific career encompasses contributions to the music, sound and dialogue of dozens of other celebrated productions and he has held a number of senior in-house and outsourced management roles. Broomhall has chaired numerous BAFTA Audio/Music Awards and sat on the BAFTA Videogames Committee for the maximum allowable years. He regularly speaks/lectures about game audio at seminars, conferences and universities; he organises/chairs the annual Develop Conference Audio Track and writes for various publications. He has served on both the Editorial Board of academic journal The New Soundtrack and on Skillset's Game Forum. He advised on the National Occupational Standards for both Interactive Media and Sound and in 2009 was honoured with a Recognition Award by the Game Audio Network Guild of America. In 2011, he gave the keynote address at the Audio Engineering Society's conference in London and in 2013, co-founded Game Music Connect with James Hannigan. He is currently writing music for several videogames, playing live jazz and promoting 'Modularity' by String Theory, a new jazz/EDM collaboration out soon on Bradley Zero's 'Rhythm Section' label.
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