Wow! I’ve been so busy lately. I’m not neglecting the blog, I promise! I’ve been working on some side projects, including a couple major posts for the site!
Anyhow, it’s Friday so let’s scan the internet together for some updates from the world of video game music and audio.
Okay! Lots more to come next week. Enjoy the weekend and play some video games. It’s too hot out there.
It was relatively quiet this week… but I have a feeling things will be heating up with E3 on the way. Here’s what happened this past week in the world of video game music and audio!
- An article on The University of Maryland’s 123-piece volunteer video game orchestra.
- Vote on IGN for your favorite video game theme song! The winner will be included on the next London Philharmonic Orchestra game music album.
- Guardian UK blogger Keith Stuart discusses the soundtrack to Max Payne 3, provided by the US punk band Health.
- Time magazine’s write-up on last weekend’s Blip Festival 2012.
- Just to mention here: May was the most views I’ve received in a single month since the blog started. I just wanted to thank everyone who enjoys what’s written here. I write this blog because it’s great to interact with other people interested in video game music.. The past year+ has been great. Thanks again, folks! You’re the reason why I keep this going! :D
Have a good weekend, folks!
Here’s what happened this past week in the world of video game music and audio!
- Want to hear some chip-tunes related goodness this weekend? Then check out Blip Festival 2012 in NYC starting today, May 25th and running until Sunday the 27th- check the link for details. Here’s a write-up in Popular Mechanics about all the goings ons. I’ll be rooting for fellow Philadelphia-based artist Chipocrite.
- Here’s a little piece in the LA Times by Jamie Wetherbe highlighting the Pacific Symphony, the orchestra that provided the soundtrack to Diablo III.
- Video game musician Mega Ran/Random’s (Raheem Jarbo) new album, Language Arts: Volume One, looks to be awesome. It’s an album, a comic book, and a video game. Here’s a write-up in Kotaku.
- Spain awards Shigeru Miyamoto their prestigious Prince of Asturias award.
- Lastly, Peter Gregson, Daniel Jones, and the Britten Sinfonia Orchestra are going to make music out of people’s tweets.
Have a good weekend, folks! For you US people, have a good Memorial Day!
Been a while since I’ve done one of these so let’s take a look at the latest news/information/interviews in video game music for the past couple weeks or so:
- Tech-Faq reports on programmer David Cope’s “Emily Howell”, a completely computerized “virtual composer”. Though an older article, here’s a more in-depth interview from 2010 with David Cope.
- Gaming Blend interviews Darksiders 2 composer Jesper Kyd.
- Dead Space composer Jason Graves and Gears of War composer Kevin Riepl join forces to score the soundtrack to PS Vita’s new FPS, Resistance: Burning Skies.
- Blogger Phendrena of Retro Game Music celebrates the 30th anniversary of the Sinclair ZX Spectrum with a 7-part blog post tribute- Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, Part 5, Part 6, and Part 7. A must read for fans of this great computer, trust me.
- A posthumous look at African-American video game pioneer Jerry Lawson, creator of the Fairchild Channel F- the first console to use cartridges.
- This is over a month late but here’s a Kotaku interview with new Halo-series composer Neil Davidge about his upcoming score for Halo 4 .
- Australian composer and musician Chris Vik talks about “hacking” the XBox 360 Kinect and using its abilities to generate audio. Very interesting read.
Well, that’s all there is to report for today. Have a good weekend, folks!
Let’s take a look at the latest news/information/interviews in video game music for past week or so:
Have a good weekend, folks, and a good Passover/Easter if that applies!