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!
Composer Adam Fligsten Creates A Total Audio Experience
Composer Adam Fligsten has been writing music for media for years. He's discovered that his heart really lies with composing for games. Recently he created a unique audio design studio as well, Silen Audio, so studios have an integrated music and audio experience for their games. Adam said the past year was challenging because he's used to composing as a collaborative process. As an experiment, he created an album inspired by the classic music of Super Metroid, an iconic game from the early
Vlad Savin Gives Pripyat's Abandoned Pianos A Voice Once More
35 years after the Chernobyl nuclear disaster, the abandoned pianos of the nearby city of Pripyat can be played once more. Composer and audio designer Vlad Savin made many trips into Chernobyl's Exclusion Zone over several years to discover and record as many pianos as he could find to create a sample library that can be used by composers for their audio projects. As the founder of Strix Instruments, Vlad was recording samples in the Exclusion Zone for an audio project when he discovered one of
Inon Zur's 'Outriders' Soundtrack Spotlights The Human Drama
Outriders , created by the studio People Can Fly, tells the story of an elite force of explorers sent as support to investigate a planet that's been designated as a new home for humans. But all isn't as it first appears on the planet, and its tranquility rapidly turns deadly for the Outriders. Inon Zur's stunning soundtrack uses a massive orchestra, synths, and some beautiful solo instruments to keep the focus on the human drama. Inon's soundtrack for Dragon Age is what got the attention of the
Tom Salta Shares Decades Of Game Music Expertise
Tom Salta has decades of experience composing music for video games, including Killer Instinct Season 3, Halo The Fall of Reach , Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon and dozens of other scores. Recently he embarked on a new project to share the expertise he's gained over the years with his Masterclass series of courses that explore the challenges of writing music for games. He says it's his way of giving back and helping aspiring game composers. Tom says the inspiration for his Masterclass series was to
Brendon Williams' Soundtrack for 'League Of Legends Wild Rift' Goes Big
League of Legends Wild Rift brings the excitement of Riot Games' long-running Multi Player Online Battle Arena to mobile platforms. The game feels huge though, and composer Bendon Williams supported that big scale with his epic soundtrack. Brendon says his mission with the soundtrack was to incorporate the beloved themes players of League of Legends have come to know over the years, while taking them somewhere new as well. Although he's beens composing music for games for years, creating this
Gareth Coker's Soaring Soundtrack For 'Immortals Fenyx Rising: Myths Of The Eastern Realms'
Gareth Coker had the oppportunity to explore authentic music from China's Qin Dynasty in his soundtrack for Immortals Fenyx Rising: Myths of the Eastern Realms, inspired by ancient Chinese myths. Gareth says having the help of the amazing team at Ubisoft Chengdu in China was key to using the correct instruments from the period 221-207 BC. One of the challenges of using a small ensemble of ancient instruments was letting them sound like themselves while blending them with the other traditional