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WSHU Public Radio’s Kate Remington combines her love of music and video games in this series of informal conversations with composers and performers of game soundtracks. Plus, there’s lots of music in the interviews, so you can hear it for yourself!

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WSHU Public Radio’s Kate Remington combines her love of music and video games in this series of informal conversations with composers and performers of game soundtracks. Plus, there’s lots of music in the interviews, so you can hear it for yourself!

    Steve Kirk's Soundtrack For 'Bartlow's Dread Machine' Revisits 1907

    Steve Kirk's Soundtrack For 'Bartlow's Dread Machine' Revisits 1907

    What if the very first "video game" was actually invented in 1907? That's the premise of Bartlow's Dread Machine , created by Beep Games and Tribetoy. Teddy Roosevelt has been kidnapped, and it's the player's mission to rescue him. Composer Steve Kirk says his inspiration for the rollicking soundtrack was a suprising combination of Ravel, Schubert and John Philip Sousa! The studio behind the game even keeps their website true to the time, with "authentic" reviews from 1907 newspapers. Steve says

    • 34 min
    Jon Everist Scores A Battle For Humanity In 'Disintegration'

    Jon Everist Scores A Battle For Humanity In 'Disintegration'

    Disintegration, created by V1 Interactive and Private Division, is set 150 years into the future when much of humanity has been persuaded to upload their personalities and what makes them unique to cloud storage to reduce the stress on Earth's resources. An evil entity, the Rayonne, has taken control of the cloud, but a small band of rebels aims to take the Rayonne down and reboot humanity. Jon Everist told me he had an amazingly fun experience incorporating big themes of technology, humanity

    • 1 hr 2 min
    The Videri String Quartet's Unique Contest For Our Pandemic Time

    The Videri String Quartet's Unique Contest For Our Pandemic Time

    Many musicians have said that life as they knew it ended when the COVID-19 quaratines began. The Videri String Quartet has come up with a unique way to relfect these times. They're welcoming arrangements for string quartet of music from video games that relate in some way to a plague, post-apocalyptic times, or a disruption of everyday life in some way, with a competition they've titled Quarantets . There's a generous prize for the winning arrangement, and royalties from the recording sales for

    • 40 min
    Edward Patrick White Balances 'Gears' Legacy Music And Creates Something New For 'Tactics'

    Edward Patrick White Balances 'Gears' Legacy Music And Creates Something New For 'Tactics'

    Gears Tactics is set twelve years before the original and now iconic Gears of War . Cities on the planet Sera are begininning to fall prey to a terrible threat emerging from underground, and it falls to reluctant hero Gabe Diaz to command his squad to defeat the Locust Hoarde. Tactics composer Edward Patrick White says his memories of playing the first Gears game, in a nearly-empty flat save for his Xbox and a kitten, infused his soundtrack. Edward says the consistent style that every Gears

    • 52 min
    Michael Gordon Shapiro's Fantasy-Inspired Soundtrack For 'Down The Rabbit Hole'

    Michael Gordon Shapiro's Fantasy-Inspired Soundtrack For 'Down The Rabbit Hole'

    Down the Rabbit Hole , a new virtual reality game by Coretopia Studios, takes to Wonderland before Alice ever visited, and it's just as strange! Composer Michael Gordon Shapiro says creating a musical signature for the game as well as the beloved characters was a really satisfying challenge.

    • 32 min
    Ian Chen's Fantastic Soundtrack For 'Fantastic Creatures'

    Ian Chen's Fantastic Soundtrack For 'Fantastic Creatures'

    Composer Ian Chen says writing the soundtrack for the Chinese mythology-inspired Fantastic Creatures by Blue Callisto Studios was a dream project because he combined his love of traditional Chinese instruments with the myths he listened to as a child and his love of real-time strategy games. He enjoyed the challenge of combining traditional Chinese instruments with Western ones to bring out the best qualities of both. Fantastic Creatures uses Chinese myths of creation and destruction to give the

    • 1 hr

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