Ramin Djawadi is an Iranian-German score composer best known for his works on Marvel Cinematic Universe’s Iron man (2008) and the HBO series Game of Thrones. He has also received Grammy Awards in 2009, 2018, and 2020.
Since the time second episode of The Game of Thrones prequel “House of the Dragon” was released Ramin Djawadi has again come into the spotlight.
The second episode “The Rogue Prince” of “House of the Dragon” was released on 28th August. At the beginning of the episode, the main theme of House of the Dragon “Water Tower” was launched which is composed by Ramin Djawadi.
The soundtrack “The Prince that was Promised” reminded The Game of Thrones anthem.
Ramin Djawadi once said of not sure that he has a signature sound in his works, “I don’t know if I can analyze myself and say oh, I sound like Ramin,” he added, “I can definitely think of about other composers when I hear their music, but I am not sure if I can say the same about myself”.
Though Ramin figures out what makes his music unique, sure we know the magic and aura he creates with his scores.
Ramin Djawadi’s Personal Life and Education
Ramin Djawadi was born on 19th July 1974 in Duisburg, Germany. Ramin’s father was Iranic and his mother was German. He studied in Krupp Gymnasium in Duisburg, West Germany. He went to Berklee College of Music, a private music college in Boston. Ramin Djawadi completed his graduation in 1998 from Berklee College of Music.
Married life of Ramin Djawadi
Ramin Djawadi is married to music executive in the film Industry, Jennifer Hawks. Ramin and Jennifer are the parents of twins.
Career and Works
Djawadi at first got the chance to grab the attention of German score composer and music producer, Hans Florian Zimmer. Hans gave Ramin a chance to work with him on his film score company, Remote Control Productions. He then moved to Los Angeles and worked as an assistant to Klaus Badelt, a German composer, producer, and arranger to film scores. He made additional music and arrangements for Klaud Badelt and Hans Zimmer movies like The Time Machine, Pirates of The Caribbean: The Curse of The Black Pepper, and Something’s Gotta Give.
In 1999, Ramin co-composed the music of System Shock 2. Ramin and Klaus composed the score of Beat the Drum in 2003.
Djawadi chooses his path and collaborated with RZA, for Director David S. Goyer. This was meant to be the start of his relationship with Goyer for television and films.
Djawadi continued making additional music for Zimmer for movies like Batman Begins and The Island. These were Ramin’s last works as a background composer.
Ramin Djawadi scored the first Sony Pictures Animation project Open Season in 2006 and the sequel Open Season 2 in 2008.
Djawadi got to enter in nomination for the World Soundtrack Award for Discovery of The Year for his Ethereal score in the film Mr.Brooks in 2007. He has also scored on Ask the Dust (2006), Deception (2008), and Iron Man (2008). Ramin was nominated for the Grammy Awards for Best Score Soundtrack for Visual Media for Iron Man.
In 2010 Ramin scored for Clash of Clans for Warner Brothers. In that year only he scored the soundtrack of the Medal of Honor video game.
Game of Thrones: a turning point
Ramin got selected to score for HBO’s fantasy series “Game Of Thrones” in 2011. Scoring for Game of Thrones was like a turning point in his career. For his work in Game Of Thrones, he got many awards including “Primetime Emmy Awards for Outstanding Music Composition for a series for “The Dragon and The Wolf” in September 2018.
Djawadi was nominated for Grammy Awards for Best Score Soundtrack for Visual Media for his work in the 7th Season of Game of Thrones.
For the third time, he got nominated for Grammy Awards in 2008 for his composition in the 8th Season of Game of Thrones.
In 2022, Ramin has again worked with the Game of Thrones franchise, and composed a score in the prequel of the Game of Thrones series “The House Of Dragon”
Ramin Djawadi composed for the fantasy film Warcraft in 2016. He also composed for Westworld, the HBO science fiction show.
In 2021, Ramin Djawadi composed the score for Marvel Studios’ movie Eternals, which was his return to MCU movies.
How Ramin Djawadi got “Uncharted”
Ramin Scored the movie “Uncharted” directed by Ruben Fleischer. The movie was based on a video game with the same name. Ramin in an Interview said that he got a call from the producer of Uncharted. He then talked to the director of the movie Ruben Fleischer, as he was interested in working with Ramin. After listening to the script Ramin got very excited about working on this project. He said Ruben has a very specific view, and he like such kinds of projects.
In 2022 Ramin worked with Tom Morello and D.B Weiss for Scoring Netflix film Metal Lords. Metal Lords is an American Teen Comedy Drama.