Jimmy Hinson, also known to many as Big Giant Circles, is a BAFTA-nominated music composer and remixer, a gamer, and a staff member of OverClocked ReMix. He has been composing in the music industry for over 8 years. A recent addition to the Wall of Sound music team (http://wallofsoundinc.com), Jimmy co-composed the score to BioWare’s blockbuster sci-fi epic title Mass Effect 2 with Sam Hulick, David Kates, and Brian DiDomenico under the direction of lead composer Jack Wall. The score received numerous awards and nominations, most notably the 2011 BAFTA nomination for Best Original Music. Prior to that, Jimmy has composed for a variety of media, including television, video games, film, and radio. His custom music has been heard on over 30 television shows across various networks including Fox, Animal Planet, HGTV, and others and been featured in Guitar Center retail stores nationwide. His video game music remixes have been played preceding Video Games Live concerts around the globe. As one of the few game composers in the industry who extensively uses FL Studio, Image-Line appointed him as one of their few “Power Users” along the ranks of names like Justin Lassen, Basshunter, Mike Oldfield, and DeadMau5. Jimmy was also the first remixer to collaborate directly with a game’s original composer on his Deus Ex remix Siren Synapse, featuring Alexander Brandon.
For a full list of current credits/resume, please click here.
When not writing music, Jimmy enjoys traveling, playing frisbee golf, enjoying good food, playing games (video and board/table-top/rpg) playing (see: being tormented by) his two cats, and continuing his preparations for the inevitable zombie/vampire/pirate/ninja apocalypse.
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Hey Jimmy, what’s up with ”Big Giant Circles”?
A lot of people ask me where the name Big Giant Circles comes from and what it means. Well, it actually comes from a story when I was once walking with a friend a long time ago after it had just snowed a couple inches. We were crossing a parking lot where someone had been spinning donuts on the snow and one of us (I don’t really remember which) said “Man, those are some big giant circles” to which the other replied “That sounds like it should be the name of a band or something“. Some time later, when submitting my first rearrangement to OverClocked ReMix, that story popped into my head. I figured it was fitting enough, circles suggest many cool things like continuity, recurrence, revolution, perfection, love, eternity, and progress, and music can do the same so I ran with it. Also, I am not a square. (ha!) :)