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Thursday, April 13 • 3:15pm - 4:30pm
Next Level: Scoring for Video Games

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Remember when video game music meant 4-bit synth melodies, looping ad infinitum? So much has changed since the early ‘80s! As gaming has grown into a multi-billion-dollar global industry, video game music has matured, too. Today’s game composers might be called upon to craft simple background music for casual games, score a climactic fight scene for a full orchestra, or find a way to make the open-ended world of a massively multiplayer online game sound enticing for hours on end. The award-winning composers on this panel are the crème de la crème of video game music. We’ve brought them together to talk about their paths into this unique niche of the composing world, and the creative and business challenges that they’ve encountered on their way to the top. Hit pause, drop your controller and learn from these “final bosses” of video game music.

Moderators
avatar for Tom Salta

Tom Salta

| | MTV VMA nominated composer Tom Salta is one of the most versatile and prolific music artists/producers working in film, television, advertising and video games. Renowned for crafting emotionally engaging soundtracks for multimedia, Salta has received widespread industry acclaim... Read More →

Panelists
avatar for Gordy Haab

Gordy Haab

Composer/Orchestrator - Star Wars Battlefront, Halo Wars 2, Star Wars The Old Republic, Behind The Mask: The Rise of Leslie Vernon
Composer/Orchestrator - Star Wars Battlefront, Halo Wars 2, Star Wars The Old Republic, Behind The Mask: The Rise of Leslie Vernon | | Gordy Haab is a multi award-winning film, video game and television composer who has written music for many well-known titles, including most recently... Read More →
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Jack Wall

Composer, Wall of Sound, Inc.
Jack Wall is best known as a composer for his rich, cinematic scores found within popular franchises such as Call of Duty: Black Ops II & III, Mass Effect, Myst, Splinter Cell and Jade Empire winning multiple awards for his work. | | Collaborating with the world’s leading game... Read More →
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Austin Wintory

Composer, "Journey," "Assassin's Creed Syndicate"
Composer - "Journey," "Assassin's Creed Syndicate" | | Grammy-nominated and two-time BAFTA-winning composer Austin Wintory career has straddled the worlds of video games, film and the concert hall. | | In 2012, Austin's soundtrack for the hit PlayStation3 game JOURNEY became... Read More →


Thursday April 13, 2017 3:15pm - 4:30pm
Mt. Olympus 3rd Floor

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