California's Japan Expo USA to Host Silent Hill Composer Akira Yamaoka
posted on by Lynzee Loveridge
Organizers of the American incarnation of the Japan Expo convention announced on Tuesday that Silent Hill composer Akira Yamaoka will attend as a guest of honor. Yamaoka will host signings, a panel, and a showcase.
Yamaoka signed on as the composer for Konami's first Silent Hill survival horror video game released in 1999 and continued to work on the franchise as the composer and sound designer, and also as a producer and scriptwriter. Yamaoka also composed the music for the the 2006 Hollywood live-action film adaptation.
Yamaoka left Konami in 2009 to join Suda 51's Grasshopper Manufacture video game developer in 2010. He then composed scores for the company's Black Knight Sword, Shadows of the Damned and Killer Is Dead games. He also worked with Bandai Namco Games and Suda 51 on the Short Peace game tie-in, Ranko Tsukigime's Longest Day.