Cris Velasco & Sascha Dikiciyan
Cris Velasco is a multiple award-winning composer of epic orchestral, dark experimental and modern hybrid music scores for video games, film, and television. After graduating from UCLA with a degree in Music Composition, Velasco pursued his passion to write music for visual media; his first major release was composing for Sony Santa Monica’s blockbuster hit God of War and its sequels.
Velasco has become one of the most sought-after composers in interactive entertainment, scoring many major titles including Company of Heroes 2, Mass Effect 3, Borderlands 2, ZombiU, Warhammer 40,000: Space Marine, Tron: Evolution, Borderlands, Darksiders, Clive Barker’s Jericho, and many more.
He also composes for independent films, trailers, and commercials for high-profile clients such as Coca-Cola, Disney, Lexus, and Mercedes. His music has been licensed for numerous movies, documentaries and television shows. In addition, Velasco arranged, orchestrated, and conducted, multiple arrangements of the Monday Night Football theme currently airing on ESPN.
Sascha Dikiciyan is renowned for his cutting-edge electronic sounds and hybrid scores. Drawing upon his heavy electronic music roots in Berlin and Hollywood, Sascha’s original scores feature epic synth sound-soundscapes, raw electronic beats and musical sound design mixed. His unique electronic/industrial sounds caught the attention of pioneering game developer id Software, who approached him to compose music for the award-winning Quake II, following Trent Reznor’s work on the original Quake.
Sascha has since become one of the leading, progressive voices in music for games, scoring various genres including Mass Effect 3, Tron: Evolution, Borderlands 2 and the upcoming next-gen title, Dead Rising 3. His hybrid of cinematic orchestra with electronica/musical sound design has garnered industry acclaim for its versatility and pushing the boundaries of music in games.
Select titles include Warhammer 40,000: Space Marine, Mass Effect 3 DLCs, Mass Effect 2: Arrival, Mass Effect 2: Kasumi’s Stolen Memory, Mortal Kombat, Borderlands, Prototype, Hellgate: London, and Dark Messiah, among many others.