Jared Emerson-Johnson

I make music for video games.

Hi there. I'm Jared Emerson-Johnson. For the past decade or so I've been the music man at Bay Area Sound—writing music, creating sound design, directing voiceover and acting in all sorts of games and occasionally in other media.

You may know me from my scores to the Sam & Max series from Telltale Games, or perhaps you have found yourself here because of my more recent work on The Walking Dead, The Wolf Among Us, Tales From the Borderlands, and/or Game of Thrones (also from Telltale).

Regardless of what brought you here, welcome! I hope I can provide you with whatever you're looking for.

    “Telltale’s regular composer Jared Emerson-Johnson never disappoints with his music and it’s no different here; the soundtrack throughout is excellent. There are the obvious upbeat tunes accompanying the action, with their rumbling drums and reverberations provides a heightened sense of pace and thrill, but the quieter tunes shouldn’t be discounted either. When Bruce is sitting across the table from someone, both parties more exposed than they would like, the slow piano background lends the scene a hint of melancholy and intrigue.“ - Adventure Gamers on Batman: The Telltale Series “Jared Emerson-Johnson's score ranks along Danny Elfman and Hans Zimmer's compositions for The Caped Crusader.“ - Blasting News on Batman—Realm of Shadows “The whole affair is supported by another very wonderful composition from Jared Emerson-Johnson.“ - Press Start on Batman—Realm of Shadows “The music and sound direction is great...“ - Game Crate on Batman—Realm of Shadows “As usual, the talented Jared Emerson-Johnson delivers a fitting score that enhances the game’s atmosphere. The musician’s ability to swap between composing for various Telltale games such as The Walking Dead, The Wolf Among Us and Batmancontinues to impress me.“ - FilmGamesEtc on Batman—Realm of Shadows “Jared Emerson-Johnson’s score is masterful.“ - Video Game Culture Headquarters on Batman—Realm of Shadows “The soundtrack does an incredible job of establishing the mood of each scene and dialing up the drama when required...the music invokes the world of Batman and the streets of Gotham in a breath taking fashion really pushing the tone and story to feel like that of a big budget movie.“ - Big Glasgow Comic on Batman—Realm of Shadows “Hinzu kommt ein stimmungsvoller Soundtrack aus der Feder von Telltales Haus- und Hofkomponist Jared Emerson-Johnson, der besonders in den Batman-Abschnitten für tolle Atmosphäre sorgt.“ - PC Games (Germany) on Batman—Realm of Shadows “El sonido cumple muy bien su papel, con la banda sonora de Jared Emerson-Johnson, un habitual de los juegos de Telltale, que ha sabido crear unas melodías que son lo que esperamos escuchar en una aventura de Batman.“ - Vandal on Batman—Realm of Shadows “Quant à la partition musicale, elle est signée par Jared Emerson-Johnson, présent depuis Sam & Max saison 1 chez Telltale, et nous propose encore une fois une composition parfaite qui, sans réutiliser les thèmes connus du chevalier noir, arrive a retransmettre l’ambiance pesante de Gotham city ainsi que de sa violence omniprésente.“ - Actugaming on Batman—Realm of Shadows “Jared Emerson-Johnson...delivers some of the best Batman music since Hans Zimmer.“ - True Achievements on Batman—Children of Arkham “The atmospheric music is very good and is definitely one of Telltales strong points.“ - FilmGamesEtc on Batman—Children of Arkham “Menzione anche per la colonna sonora di Jared Emerson Johnson, di nuovo azzeccata nei brani e nelle atmosfere, perfettamente legati all'intreccio narrativo.“ - Spazio Games on Batman—Children of Arkham “Jared Emerson-Johnson’s moody soundtrack doesn’t let up.“ - The Digital Fix on Batman—Guardian of Gotham “Jared Emerson-Johnson's brilliant main theme was used to great effect once again.“ - True Achievements on Batman—City of Light

 

 

Telltale’s regular composer Jared Emerson-Johnson never disappoints with his music and it’s no different here; the soundtrack throughout is excellent. There are the obvious upbeat tunes accompanying the action, with their rumbling drums and reverberations provides a heightened sense of pace and thrill, but the quieter tunes shouldn’t be discounted either. When Bruce is sitting across the table from someone, both parties more exposed than they would like, the slow piano background lends the scene a hint of melancholy and intrigue.“ Adventure Gamers on Batman: The Telltale Series

Jared Emerson-Johnson's score ranks along Danny Elfman and Hans Zimmer's compositions for The Caped Crusader.“ Blasting News on Batman—Realm of Shadows

The whole affair is supported by another very wonderful composition from Jared Emerson-Johnson.“ Press Start on Batman—Realm of Shadows

The music and sound direction is great...“ Game Crate on Batman—Realm of Shadows

As usual, the talented Jared Emerson-Johnson delivers a fitting score that enhances the game’s atmosphere. The musician’s ability to swap between composing for various Telltale games such as The Walking Dead, The Wolf Among Us and Batmancontinues to impress me.“ FilmGamesEtc on Batman—Realm of Shadows

Jared Emerson-Johnson’s score is masterful.“ Video Game Culture Headquarters on Batman—Realm of Shadows

The soundtrack does an incredible job of establishing the mood of each scene and dialing up the drama when required...the music invokes the world of Batman and the streets of Gotham in a breath taking fashion really pushing the tone and story to feel like that of a big budget movie.“ Big Glasgow Comic on Batman—Realm of Shadows

Hinzu kommt ein stimmungsvoller Soundtrack aus der Feder von Telltales Haus- und Hofkomponist Jared Emerson-Johnson, der besonders in den Batman-Abschnitten für tolle Atmosphäre sorgt.“ PC Games (Germany) on Batman—Realm of Shadows

El sonido cumple muy bien su papel, con la banda sonora de Jared Emerson-Johnson, un habitual de los juegos de Telltale, que ha sabido crear unas melodías que son lo que esperamos escuchar en una aventura de Batman.“ Vandal on Batman—Realm of Shadows

Quant à la partition musicale, elle est signée par Jared Emerson-Johnson, présent depuis Sam & Max saison 1 chez Telltale, et nous propose encore une fois une composition parfaite qui, sans réutiliser les thèmes connus du chevalier noir, arrive a retransmettre l’ambiance pesante de Gotham city ainsi que de sa violence omniprésente.“ Actugaming on Batman—Realm of Shadows

Jared Emerson-Johnson...delivers some of the best Batman music since Hans Zimmer.“ True Achievements on Batman—Children of Arkham

The atmospheric music is very good and is definitely one of Telltales strong points.“ FilmGamesEtc on Batman—Children of Arkham

Menzione anche per la colonna sonora di Jared Emerson Johnson, di nuovo azzeccata nei brani e nelle atmosfere, perfettamente legati all'intreccio narrativo.“ Spazio Games on Batman—Children of Arkham

Jared Emerson-Johnson’s moody soundtrack doesn’t let up.“ The Digital Fix on Batman—Guardian of Gotham

Jared Emerson-Johnson's brilliant main theme was used to great effect once again.“ True Achievements on Batman—City of Light