Your Next Album Could Be A Video Game
Video games offer a myriad of new and exciting ways to put your music in front of a huge, enthusiastic audience. As more independent musicians team up with indie game developers to create dynamic, interactive musical experiences, it’s becoming clearer and clearer: Video game soundtracks are the new concept albums, and your next album could be a video game.
Join host Kirk Hamilton (Kotaku, Gawker Media) and some special musical guests as they take a trip through the latest, wildest trends in video games, music, and musical video games.
Danny Baranowsky is a composer from Mesa, Arizona. A drummer and percussionist from an early age, he began composing in earnest around 2002 when he became involved with OverClocked ReMix making arrangements of classic video game music. Through OCR he met Adam Atomic, and made music for his breakout iOS/Flash hit Canabalt. His work with Adam led him to meet Edmund McMillen, and later scored Super Meat Boy and The Binding of Isaac. He's done a wide variety of indie game soundtracks, and is... Read More →
Matthew Burns is the founder of Shadegrown Games, developers of the musical shooting game Planck, which received an Honorable Mention in the Audio category at the 2011 IGF. In a previous life, he was a producer at Bungie and 343 Industries on the Halo series. He is a columnist for Game Developer magazine, writes the Magical Wasteland blog, and has written for Edge, Kill Screen, and Paste. He has also worked as a sound designer and... Read More →
Kirk Hamilton is a writer and musician in San Francisco. He is a Features Editor for Gawker Media’s gaming site Kotaku and has written about music, games and culture for a variety of publications including Edge, Joystiq, Kill Screen Magazine, Acoustic Guitar, and Paste Magazine, where he served as Games Editor. He is a saxophonist, composer, songwriter, and jazz educator and performs regularly around the San Francisco... Read More →
Austin Wintory began his obsession with music back when he was ten years old, when he discovered Jerry Goldsmith’s scores to PATTON and A PATCH OF BLUE. Now, his obsession having mutated into a career of his own, his music can be heard in more than 300 productions, in addition to a diverse collection of chamber, orchestral and vocal works. Most recently, the Playstation3 title JOURNEY released March 2012, occupied Austin for over 3 years and is widely considered among the best... Read More →
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