Emer Landers is an award-winning composer whose career to date includes working in-house for video game company Bigpoint Inc. San Francisco, having her work performed in the National Portrait Gallery in London, and becoming a member of the BFI NETWORK x BAFTA Crew for Film and Television as well as the BAFTA Crew for Video Games in 2016. She is passionate about composing unique orchestral and electronic scores for a wide variety of projects alongside songs for original musical theatre.
Emer has composed for a wide range of genres including film, television, video games and musical theatre. She combines a high standard of technical ability in the studio with her love of orchestral film music to create new and interesting scores for a diverse range of projects, and constantly strives to give each one its own unique voice.
Her professional experience in numerous genres was recognised in 2016 when she became a member of both BAFTA Crew for Film and Television and BAFTA Crew for Video Games, and she still currently participates in both schemes.
Recent projects have included an orchestral score for feature-length documentary Big Little World by Inkline Films, as well as an orchestral suite for online webcomic series Benefactors by Meridien Grey. She is also in the process of developing an exciting new work for musical theatre which will be announced shortly.
Emer has worked extensively in video games, working as the In-house Composer for Bigpoint Inc., San Francisco in 2012. Here, she had the opportunity to work on many of the studio’s main titles, composing the scores for Universal Monsters Online and Uridium Wars, as well as contributing music to Dark Orbit, Battlestar Galactica Online, and numerous promotional videos. She also created music for a new MMORPG entitled Forge, which was released on Steam Greenlight.
Other achievements include winning First Prize in the Audio category in The Digital Hub’s national “Best in Show” Competition. As a result of this, Emer went on to complete an internship with Riviera Media Group, where she gained experience in composing and producing music for radio and television advertisements for numerous clients.
Emer graduated first in her class from Trinity College Dublin in 2011 with a BA in Music, specialising in Music Technology. She was awarded the Geoffrey Singleton prize for her original film score, as well as for her dissertation focusing on film music. During this time she also composed a score and numerous songs for children's television animation Playground Island, as well as for an educational website about climate change for Dún Laoghaire Institute of Art, Design and Technology.
She obtained a Masters in Composition for Screen from the prestigious Royal College of Music in London while continuing to compose professionally for a number of projects, and also had her work performed in the National Portrait Gallery in London.
Currently residing in London, Emer aims to continue to expand on her professional career both in the UK and internationally across all genres.