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SEBASTIAN SCHWARTZ

A graduate of the Dresden University of Music, Sebastian Schwartz creates music for video games, advertising and other media. He works and has worked with: Capcom, Square Enix, Nintendo, Grezzo, Sega, Panasonic, Nissan, NHK and the Kiel Philharmonic Orchestra.

セバスティアン・シュワルツ:

ドレスデン音楽大学卒。ゲーム音楽、映画音楽、広告用音楽を作曲・編曲。現在までにカプコン、スクウェア・エニックス、任天堂、グレッゾ、セガ、パナソニック、日産自動車、キールフィルハーモニー管弦楽団、NHKなどに楽曲を提供。

WORKS

  • AUDIO
  • VIDEO

Retrospection (Jazz Ballad)

Retrospection (Jazz Ballad)

Music by Sebastian Schwartz

Off the Cuff (Jazz Waltz)

Off the Cuff (Jazz Waltz)

Music by Sebastian Schwartz

Mei Lan (World/Ethnic)

Mei Lan (World/Ethnic)

This track features an exotic cast of instruments of Chinese origin.
Music by Sebastian Schwartz

Heavy Hitter (Big Band)

Heavy Hitter (Big Band)

A homage to the spy movie genre. With the brass at the forefront, this track blends traditional orchestral techniques with the rhythms of the swinging super hero style of the 1960s.

Music By Sebastian Schwartz

Plan B (Nu Jazz)

Plan B (Nu Jazz)

Music by Sebastian Schwartz

Wacky Cowboy (Cartoon)

Wacky Cowboy (Cartoon)

Music by Sebastian Schwartz

A Hillbilly in the Balkans (Cartoon/Folk)

A Hillbilly in the Balkans (Cartoon/Folk)

A quirky piece of music that flows nicely between styles. Performed by a wide range of orchestral and acoustic specialty instruments, this track adopts an Eastern European folk sound and plucky rhythms from old-timey American mountain music.

Music by Sebastian Schwartz

Zone Out (Downtempo)

Zone Out (Downtempo)

Music by Sebastian Schwartz

Rat’s Nest (Cartoon)

Rat’s Nest (Cartoon)

Music by Sebastian Schwartz

Bust a Gut (Jazz/Cartoon)

Bust a Gut (Jazz/Cartoon)

A wacky track in the tradition of the old Looney Tunes scores.

Music By Sebastian Schwartz

The Village (Cartoon)

The Village (Cartoon)

Another piece for the animated genre. This is a high-spirited, fluffy track embellished with light orchestral action.

Music by Sebastian Schwartz

Setting the Trap (Cartoon)

Setting the Trap (Cartoon)

Mallets & sax in a more intimate setting alongside sneaky pizzicato strings dominate this track with a jazz edge.

Music by Sebastian Schwartz

Farafra (Electro-World)

Farafra (Electro-World)

This track is blending melodies form the Middle East with some Jazz and is intersprinkled with ambient sound beds.

Music By Sebastian Schwartz

Heavenstrike Rivals – Battle (Action)

Heavenstrike Rivals – Battle (Action)

One of the battle themes for Heavenstrike Rivals. Sebastian worked with Ryo Yamazaki (Final Fantasy) on the soundtrack for this game.
© SQUARE ENIX CO., LTD. This file is for demonstration purposes only.

Heavenstrike Rivals – Tavern Theme (Folk)

Heavenstrike Rivals – Tavern Theme (Folk)

A hornpipe for Heavenstrike Rivals. Sebastian worked with Ryo Yamazaki (Final Fantasy) on the soundtrack for this game.
© SQUARE ENIX CO., LTD. This file is for demonstration purposes only.

Heavenstrike Rivals – Sacred Theme (Hymn)

Heavenstrike Rivals – Sacred Theme (Hymn)

A hymn for Heavenstrike Rivals. Sebastian worked with Ryo Yamazaki (Final Fantasy) on the soundtrack for this game.
© SQUARE ENIX CO., LTD. This file is for demonstration purposes only.

Dark Tales – Premonition (Suspense)

Dark Tales – Premonition (Suspense)

This track creates a gloomy atmosphere but is harmonic enough to remain pleasantly suspenseful.
Whiny strings and atonal orchestral strikes confront parts of a softer, melodic appeal.

Music by Sebastian Schwartz

Dark Tales – The Mezzotint (Suspense)

Dark Tales – The Mezzotint (Suspense)

Inspired by an antiquarian ghost story, this track features high-end strings, aleatoric elements and an occasional harpsichord, while staying melodically accessible.
Music by Sebastian Schwartz

The Regulators (Western)

The Regulators (Western)

A minimalistic  track with the musical elements of the spaghetti western genre – guitar riffs, jaw harp and string orchestra.
Music by Sebastian Schwartz

Monster Hunter – Proof of a Hero (Funk/Disco)

Monster Hunter – Proof of a Hero (Funk/Disco)

Capcom celebrates a decade of the popular Monster Hunter series. As part of the 10th Anniversary celebration,  the game developer released the Monster Hunter Disco Remix album. Sebastian was commissioned to write several funk and disco arrangements of the original soundtrack for this release.
The original soundtrack album is available in CD format.
© Capcom Co., Ltd. This file is for demonstration purposes only.

Monster Hunter – Nargacuga (Funk/Disco)

Monster Hunter – Nargacuga (Funk/Disco)

Capcom celebrates a decade of the popular Monster Hunter series. As part of the 10th Anniversary celebration,  the game developer released the Monster Hunter Disco Remix album. Sebastian was commissioned to write several funk and disco arrangements of the original soundtrack for this release.
The original soundtrack album is available in CD format.
© Capcom Co., Ltd. This file is for demonstration purposes only.

Monster Hunter – Zinogre (Funk/Disco)

Monster Hunter – Zinogre (Funk/Disco)

Capcom celebrates a decade of the popular Monster Hunter series. As part of the 10th Anniversary celebration,  the game developer released the Monster Hunter Disco Remix album. Sebastian was commissioned to write several funk and disco arrangements of the original soundtrack for this release.
The original soundtrack album is available in CD format.
© Capcom Co., Ltd. This file is for demonstration purposes only.

Resident Evil 6 – Airplane Crash Site (Action)

Resident Evil 6 – Airplane Crash Site (Action)

In-game music for a crossover co-op adventure in Resident Evil 6. The original soundtrack album is available in both digital download and  CD formats.
© Capcom Co., Ltd. This file is for demonstration purposes only.

Resident Evil 6 – The Last Escape (Action)

Resident Evil 6 – The Last Escape (Action)

Music for an interactive cutscene in Resident Evil 6. The original soundtrack album is available in both digital download and  CD formats.
© Capcom Co., Ltd. This file is for demonstration purposes only.

Resident Evil 6 – Speeding Bike II (Action)

Resident Evil 6 – Speeding Bike II (Action)

Music for an interactive cutscene that is part of the  Resident Evil 6 storyline. The original soundtrack album is available in both digital download and  CD formats.
© Capcom Co., Ltd. This file is for demonstration purposes only.

Samurai & Dragons – Trailer Music (Adventure)

Samurai & Dragons – Trailer Music (Adventure)

Sebastian’s music is featured in several trailers for SEGA’s PlayStation Vita game “Samurai & Dragons”.
© SEGA. This file is for demonstration purposes only.

Ever Oasis (Grezzo/Nintendo)

Sebastian wrote the music for Nintendo’s new RPG “Ever Oasis“.

© Grezzo/Nintendo. This file is for demonstration purposes only.

Ever Oasis (TVCM Japan)

A Japanese TV commercial for “Ever Oasis”.

© Grezzo/Nintendo. This file is for demonstration purposes only.

Akumajo Dracula (Takasago/Konami)

Takasago’s arcade game version of Konami’s popular Castlevania series is coming out soon. Sebastian provided the music for this trailer.
© TAKASAGO ELECTRIC INDUSTRY. This file is for demonstration purposes only.

Heavenstrike Rivals – Concept Movie (Square Enix)

Square Enix’s new tactical RPG has been released globally. Sebastian worked with Ryo Yamazaki (Final Fantasy) on the soundtrack for this game.
© SQUARE ENIX CO., LTD. This file is for demonstration purposes only.

Lumix GH4 (Panasonic)

Panasonic rolled out its latest digital camera. Sebastian provided the music for this Lumix GH4 promotion-film.
© Panasonic Corporation. This file is for demonstration purposes only.

Resident Evil 6 (Capcom)

Capcom has released its newest installment in the main Resident Evil series. Sebastian was brought on board to write music for Jake Muller’s scenario. One of his orchestral compositions is featured in this Gameplay trailer.
© Capcom Co., Ltd. This file is for demonstration purposes only.

Samurai & Dragons (Sega)

SEGA released this game for the PS Vita platform in spring 2012. Sebastian provided the music for the official trailer, which premiered at the annual Jump Festa event in Japan.
© SEGA. This file is for demonstration purposes only.

Infiniti Etherea (Nissan)

Sebastian was commissioned by Infiniti to come up with the music and sound design for their new concept car. The “Infiniti Etherea” was unveiled at the Geneva motor show 2011.
© Nissan Motor Co., Ltd. This file is for demonstration purposes only.

PROFILE

Sebastian Schwartz credits afternoons listening to Cat Stevens with inspiring him, at the age of 9, to nag his parents for a guitar. From the moment he strummed those first strings, he became attuned to the creative potential of a career in music. Early success with high school cover bands and an adventurous jazz-rock fusion ensemble provided a solid foundation for studying counterpoint under Hans-Joachim-Hinrichsen at the Musicology Department of the Free University of Berlin. He was subsequently accepted into the Jazz Department of one of Germany’s oldest and most prestigious conservatories, the University School of Music in Dresden.

Exposed to a diversity of international music genres, Sebastian developed an affinity for Eastern musical traditions from Asia and the Middle East while reinforcing his connection to the pop, rock, jazz, and blues he grew up with. Through excursions studying composition, arranging and orchestration under Jeffrey Kirk and William Pursell at Belmont University School of Music in Nashville, Tennessee, Sebastian gained a deeper knowledge of, for example, American roots music. He also developed a versatile world-spanning compositional style that draws on both traditional and electronic instrumentation.

After obtaining a degree in jazz guitar, composition, and arranging, Sebastian’s career launched in a grand fashion with Kiel Week 2004, the largest sailing event in the world. As orchestrator and arranger, he bridged the Kiel Philharmonic Orchestra with popular German pop group Die Prinzen in a lively, genre-bending concert that braved wet weather to thrill audiences. He has since built a career as a composer for films and advertising, with a focus on exploring the cinematic potential of video game scores. His inquisitive, affecting, and progressive compositions have motivated players on digital adventures for game developers and publishers such as NINTENDO, GREZZO, SQUARE ENIX, SEGA and CAPCOM, and he looks forward to contributing to music’s evolution in today’s most rapidly growing entertainment industry.

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セバスティアン・シュワルツは幼少時にキャット・スティーヴンスに魅了され、9歳の頃に両親にギターを買ってもらう。はじめてギターを奏でたその時から音楽の仕事で才能を伸ばせると考えた。高校でのカバーバンド、そして冒険的なジャズ-ロックのフュージョンアンサンブルの成功を経て、ベルリン自由大学の音楽学部にてハンス・ヨアヒム・ヒンリヒセンの下でカウンターポイントを学ぶ。その後、ドイツの由緒正しく歴史ある音楽校、ドレスデン音楽大学ジャズ学部に入学した。

世界の多様な音楽ジャンルに影響を受け、セバスティアンは幼少期から聴いてきたポップ、ロック、ジャズ、そしてブルースとの接点を保ちつつもアジアや中東の東洋音楽を好むようになった。テネシー州ナッシュビルのベルモント大学音楽学部にてジェフリー・カークとウィリアム・パーセルの下で作曲、編曲、管弦楽法を学ぶ傍ら、アメリカン・ルート・ミュージックなどの知識を深めた。また、伝統的な楽器と電子楽器を使いて世界をまたにかける多方面な作曲スタイルを築いた。

ジャズギター、作曲、編曲の学位取得後、セバスティアンのキャリアは世界最大のセーリングスポーツイベントであるキールウィーク2004にて本格的にスタートした。管弦楽作曲家、編曲者としてキールフィルハーモニー管弦楽団にドイツの人気ポップグループ、ディ・プリンツェンを融合させ、悪天候をものともしないイキイキとしたジャンルを超えたコンサートでオーディエンスを沸かせた。以来、映画や広告用音楽の作曲家としてのキャリアを築き、特に映画音楽のようなダイナミックなビデオゲーム用音楽の作曲に焦点をおいている。NINTENDO、GREZZO、SQUARE ENIX、SEGA、CAPCOM などのゲーム会社に音楽を提供し、その奥深く感動的で革新的な作曲がゲームを楽しむプレイヤーたちを引き付けており、現在最も急速に成長しているエンターテイメント産業で音楽の発展に貢献することを楽しみにしている。

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