Spencer Nilsen

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Spencer Nilsen (born April 9, 1961)[1] is an American video game music composer. He is best known for his soundtracks to the Sega Mega-CD versions of Batman Returns, Ecco the Dolphin, Ecco: The Tides of Time, Jurassic Park, The Adventures of Batman and Robin and The Amazing Spider-Man vs. The Kingpin as well as the North American version of Sonic CD.

He has also worked on a number of film and television scores and released a new-age album titled Architects of Change in 1989.

He is the former president of Ex'pression College for Digital Arts in Emeryville, California,[2] and co-chairman of the board of Music in Schools Today. He is also the owner and co-founder of Illumina Studios,[3] a full-service media design and production company.


Title Year System Notes
Ecco the Dolphin 1992, 1993 Sega Genesis, Sega CD with Brian Coburn and András Magyari
Greatest Heavyweights 1993 Sega Genesis Special thanks
Batman Returns 1993 Sega CD
Sonic CD (US version) 1993 Sega CD with David Young and Mark Crew, wrote lyrics for "Sonic Boom".
Jurassic Park 1993 Sega CD with Barry Blum, Coburn and Tom Miley
The Amazing Spider-Man vs. The Kingpin 1993 Sega CD with Young, co-wrote lyrics for "Swingtime" with Eric Martin
Joe Montana's NFL Football 1993 Sega CD with Coburn
Ecco: The Tides of Time 1994 Sega CD
The Adventures of Batman & Robin 1995 Sega CD Animation score, in-game music by Burke Trieschmann.
Wild Woody 1995 Sega CD Executive music producer
Cyber Speedway 1995 Sega Saturn Producer; special thanks
World Series Baseball 1995 Sega Saturn Special thanks
Congo The Movie: The Lost City of Zinj 1996 Sega Saturn Executive music producer


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