Nobuo Uematsu is perhaps the most famous video game composer of our time. He is best known for his work on the Final Fantasy series. Many of his compositions have been performed in concerts across the world.
Born on March 21, 1959, Nobuo Uematsu taught himself how to play the piano at age 11. He claims Elton John as his biggest influence during his formative years. He joined Square in 1986 and was part of the company for nearly 20 years. In 2004 he founded his own company, ‘Smile Please’ but continued to primarily compose for Square Enix. In 2003 he formed a rock band called The Black Mages which plays rock versions of his works.
For RPG music fans, Nobuo Uematsu is synanomys with the Final Fantasy series. He has had a hand in the musical scores of every Final Fantasy game in the main series (1-12) along with composing music for other Square Enix and Mistwalker games such as Blue Dragon.
Final Fantasy 7 – One Winged Angel
This is Nobuo Uematsu’s favorite track
Blue Dragon – Mecha-Robo Corps Charge
Nobuo uematsu’s own company, Smile Please, composed the music for Blue Dragon, an Xbox 360 RPG.
Final Fantasy 12 – Theme of the Empire
Nobuo Uematsu and Masashi Hamauzu worked together on the Final Fantasy 12 score. FF12 continues the tradition of epic Final Fantasy soundtracks.
Chrono Trigger – Fanfare 1
Chrono Trigger is one of the best recognized non Final Fantasy Square game.
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