Uematsu Nobuo 植松 伸夫 (born March 21, 1959) is a Japanese composer of video game music, and one of the most well-known, prolific, and versatile in the field. He has composed music for the Final Fantasy series of games, Ehrgeiz, and some of the pieces in the game Chrono Trigger, by the company Squaresoft.
Born in Kouchi City, Kochi prefecture, Japan, Uematsu began to play the piano when he was twelve years old. He attended the University of Kanagawa although his major was not music. Uematsu has no formal musical training, but the extent of his talent is vast.The style of his compositions range from stately classical-esque pieces, to subtle, mysteriously beautiful sorts of music sometimes described as "New-Agey", to hyper-percussive techno-electronica, similar in sound to some music by the band Emerson, Lake and Palmer, one of his stated influences, to the occasional example of some completely different and unexpected category. Uematsu's character themes are very memorable. His ending themes bring tears to the eyes of the gamer. Final Fantasy fans just cannot help but enjoy Uematsu's work. Uematsu has inspired Final Fantasy to be recognized in the United States for its music.
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