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!