Kenji Yamamoto (山本 健誌 Yamamoto Kenji, born April 25, 1964) is a Japanese video game musician working for Nintendo, where he is notable for composing music in many titles of the Metroid series, mainly Super Metroid and the Prime trilogy. Yamamoto also plays a role as a music director at Nintendo, overseeing the audio for several of their games. He frequently collaborates with fellow composers Minako Hamano and Masaru Tajima.

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  • Kenji Yamamoto (山本 健誌, Yamamoto Kenji) est un compositeur japonais de musique de jeu vidéo né le 25 avril 1964, travaillant pour la société Nintendo. (fr)
  • Kenji Yamamoto è un famoso compositore di colonne sonore per video giochi.Nato il 25 aprile 1964, si è reso noto in tutto il mondo noto per aver composto musica per molti titoli di famosi videogiochi esclusivi della casa di intrattenimento Nintendo.Yamamoto utilizza principalmente batteria pesante, pianoforte, canto espresso, e la chitarra elettrica.Le composizioni che lo hanno reso famoso sono senza ombra di dubbio quelle per il video gioco Metroid. (it)
  • 山本 健誌(やまもと けんじ、1964年4月25日 - )は、主にゲームミュージックを手掛ける日本の作曲家。任天堂企画開発本部企画開発部所属。三重県出身。 任天堂に入社後、ファミリーコンピュータの『マイクタイソン・パンチアウト!!』にてデビュー。その後『ファミコンウォーズ』や『ファミコン探偵倶楽部PartII うしろに立つ少女』、『メトロイド』シリーズの3作目に当たる『スーパーメトロイド』の作曲に携わる。 『スーパーメトロイド』以降、『メトロイドプライム』、『メトロイド ゼロミッション』、『メトロイドプライム2』、『メトロイドプライム3』など、ほとんどの『メトロイド』作品で作曲を担当している。 (ja)
  • Kenji Yamamoto (25 de Abril de 1964) é um compositor japonês, conhecido por ser o compositor de inúmeros jogos da nintendo. (pt)
  • Kenji Yamamoto (山本 健誌 Yamamoto Kenji, born April 25, 1964) is a Japanese video game musician working for Nintendo, where he is notable for composing music in many titles of the Metroid series, mainly Super Metroid and the Prime trilogy. Yamamoto also plays a role as a music director at Nintendo, overseeing the audio for several of their games. He frequently collaborates with fellow composers Minako Hamano and Masaru Tajima. In development of Super Metroid, Yamamoto came up with some of the game's themes by humming them to himself while riding his motorcycle to work. He was asked to compose the music for Metroid Prime to reinforce the series' continuity. Metroid Prime's Dolby Pro Logic II surround sound was mixed by a member of Dolby Digital. Developers from Retro Studios noted how the process of fitting all the sound effects for a world in Metroid Prime into 6 MB of space was crucial in producing a quality aural experience, as each sound had to be of very high quality to be included. Yamamoto utilizes heavy drums, piano, voiced chants, clangs of pipes, and electric guitar. Metroid Prime 3 took advantage of the increase in the amount of RAM that took place when the series switched from the GameCube to the Wii; this allowed for higher quality audio samples to be used and thus a better overall audio quality. The music from Metroid and other games have been played by ensembles and concerts. An orchestral arrangement of his music is included in PLAY! A Video Game Symphony that toured the United States and Europe and made its Asian debut at the 2007 Singapore Arts Festival. In an interview with Music4Games, Yamamoto detailed his experience working on the Metroid Prime trilogy. He described his thoughts on the inclusion of themes from Super Metroid as well as his composition process and sources of inspiration. He intends to continue working on the Metroid series into the future. (en)
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  • Kenji Yamamoto (山本 健誌, Yamamoto Kenji) est un compositeur japonais de musique de jeu vidéo né le 25 avril 1964, travaillant pour la société Nintendo. (fr)
  • Kenji Yamamoto è un famoso compositore di colonne sonore per video giochi.Nato il 25 aprile 1964, si è reso noto in tutto il mondo noto per aver composto musica per molti titoli di famosi videogiochi esclusivi della casa di intrattenimento Nintendo.Yamamoto utilizza principalmente batteria pesante, pianoforte, canto espresso, e la chitarra elettrica.Le composizioni che lo hanno reso famoso sono senza ombra di dubbio quelle per il video gioco Metroid. (it)
  • 山本 健誌(やまもと けんじ、1964年4月25日 - )は、主にゲームミュージックを手掛ける日本の作曲家。任天堂企画開発本部企画開発部所属。三重県出身。 任天堂に入社後、ファミリーコンピュータの『マイクタイソン・パンチアウト!!』にてデビュー。その後『ファミコンウォーズ』や『ファミコン探偵倶楽部PartII うしろに立つ少女』、『メトロイド』シリーズの3作目に当たる『スーパーメトロイド』の作曲に携わる。 『スーパーメトロイド』以降、『メトロイドプライム』、『メトロイド ゼロミッション』、『メトロイドプライム2』、『メトロイドプライム3』など、ほとんどの『メトロイド』作品で作曲を担当している。 (ja)
  • Kenji Yamamoto (25 de Abril de 1964) é um compositor japonês, conhecido por ser o compositor de inúmeros jogos da nintendo. (pt)
  • Kenji Yamamoto (山本 健誌 Yamamoto Kenji, born April 25, 1964) is a Japanese video game musician working for Nintendo, where he is notable for composing music in many titles of the Metroid series, mainly Super Metroid and the Prime trilogy. Yamamoto also plays a role as a music director at Nintendo, overseeing the audio for several of their games. He frequently collaborates with fellow composers Minako Hamano and Masaru Tajima. (en)
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  • Kenji Yamamoto (compositeur né en 1964) (fr)
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