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.

  “The music is excellent.“- Movie Pilot on Game of Thrones: Iron From Ice “Filling the role of composer once again is Telltale favorite Jared Emerson-Johnson, whose grandiose melodies and swelling orchestrations accompany players across the continent of Westeros. The show's familiar intro theme is reproduced here, but even before that, Emerson-Johnson's hauntingly ephemeral and ponderous opening provides a perfect gateway into the fantasy world, and his songs complemented the remainder of my journey without ever becoming overbearing. They consistently provide an aural backdrop for the sweeping kingdom full of knights, sellswords, and political schemes, while never actually sounding like background music.“- Adventure Gamers on Game of Thrones: Iron From Ice “Authentic. That's how Game of Thrones sounds. While Ramin Djawadi's iconic theme is kept intact for the opening credits sequence, composer Jared Emerson-Johnson does a fine job of filling the gaps. All the horror and raw emotion of the show is replicated quite well. The voicework is faultless.“- Game Vortex on Game of Thrones: Iron From Ice “There is plenty of original music mixed in that fits perfectly in place.“- Tech Times on Game of Thrones: Iron From Ice “...an excellent score by Jared Emerson-Johnson, which features an absolutely beautiful song sung in-game to close out the episode.“ - Push Square on Game of Thrones: The Lost Lords  “The music is often atmospheric and emotional, designed to immerse players in the drama of the moment.“ - Tom's Guide on Game of Thrones: The Lost Lords   “The audio design is superb, especially one haunting song that plays toward the end of the episode.“ - Cheat Code Central on Game of Thrones: The Lost Lords “Muy buena banda sonora...“ - MeriStation on Game of Thrones: The Sword in the Darkness “Its score, written by Jared Emerson-Johnson, is very medieval, fitting in nicely with the worlds and villages you come across in the series. A great soundtrack places you into the surroundings with ease, and Johnson [sic] has quite the knack to do that with just about any video game he's scored.“ - Electronic Gaming Monthly on Game of Thrones: The Sword in the Darkness “Jared Emerson-Johnson's supporting score is a [sic] strong as ever.“ - Push Square on Game of Thrones: A Nest of Vipers

 

The music is excellent.- Movie Pilot on Game of Thrones: Iron From Ice

Filling the role of composer once again is Telltale favorite Jared Emerson-Johnson, whose grandiose melodies and swelling orchestrations accompany players across the continent of Westeros. The show's familiar intro theme is reproduced here, but even before that, Emerson-Johnson's hauntingly ephemeral and ponderous opening provides a perfect gateway into the fantasy world, and his songs complemented the remainder of my journey without ever becoming overbearing. They consistently provide an aural backdrop for the sweeping kingdom full of knights, sellswords, and political schemes, while never actually sounding like background music.- Adventure Gamers on Game of Thrones: Iron From Ice

Authentic. That's how Game of Thrones sounds. While Ramin Djawadi's iconic theme is kept intact for the opening credits sequence, composer Jared Emerson-Johnson does a fine job of filling the gaps. All the horror and raw emotion of the show is replicated quite well. The voicework is faultless.“- Game Vortex on Game of Thrones: Iron From Ice

There is plenty of original music mixed in that fits perfectly in place.“- Tech Times on Game of Thrones: Iron From Ice

...an excellent score by Jared Emerson-Johnson, which features an absolutely beautiful song sung in-game to close out the episode.“ - Push Square on Game of Thrones: The Lost Lords

 “The music is often atmospheric and emotional, designed to immerse players in the drama of the moment.“ - Tom's Guide on Game of Thrones: The Lost Lords  

The audio design is superb, especially one haunting song that plays toward the end of the episode.“ - Cheat Code Central on Game of Thrones: The Lost Lords

Muy buena banda sonora...“ - MeriStation on Game of Thrones: The Sword in the Darkness

Its score, written by Jared Emerson-Johnson, is very medieval, fitting in nicely with the worlds and villages you come across in the series. A great soundtrack places you into the surroundings with ease, and Johnson [sic] has quite the knack to do that with just about any video game he's scored.“ Electronic Gaming Monthly on Game of Thrones: The Sword in the Darkness

Jared Emerson-Johnson's supporting score is a [sic] strong as ever.“ Push Square on Game of Thrones: A Nest of Vipers