Game music composers of „Rise of the Tomb Raider“, „Quantum Break“ and „Ori and the Blind Forest“ at SoundTrack_Cologne 14
SoundTrack_Cologne is divided in three different levels again: Games (August 24th), Film (August 25th) and TV (August 26th).
In the centre of the Theme Day “Music in Games” on the 24th of August, are the composers Petri Alanko, Bobby Tahouri and Gareth Coker. All guests will talk about their body of work, personal experiences, upcoming projects and about the peculiarities of composition for interactive game worlds. They will also be available for questions from the audience.
The compositions of BAFTA nominated composer Petri Alanko range between the haunting orchestral/electronic score for the videogame psycho-thriller Alan Wake’s American Nightmare and the sophisticated classical arrangements for the fantasy film Imaginaerum by Nightwish. The Finn wrote the music for games like Quantum Break, Trials Fusion, MotoHeroz and Gunshine Zombie Edition and was in part also responsible for the sound design.
The list of Bobby Tahouri’s compositions for games, film and TV is long - he composed the music for the game Transformers - Revenge of the Fallen, the documentaries Best Worst Movie and The American Scream as well as for Nickelodeons animation series Shimmer and Shine. He gained worldwide prominence and recognition for the music of the video game Rise of the Tomb Raider, featuring the gaming icon Lara Croft, in which the adaptive elements are realized and further developed with a new procedural technology called LLC. Furthermore he composed tracks for the game Medal of Honor: Warfighter, the television series Game of Thrones and the movies Iron Man, Disturbia, Hitman and Despicable Me 2.
Gareth Coker combines in his videogames unconventional soundscapes with melodically driven themes. His music for Moon Studios’ platform game Ori and the Blind Forest, that was developed with special attention to the acoustic and graphic design, was awarded with numerous awards like the „Academy of Interactive Arts & Sciences Award for outstanding Music Composition“ and the „Game Audio Network Guild’s Audio of the Year“. He also wrote tracks for Minecraft, ARK Survival Evolved, Primal Carnage, The Mean Greens and inMomentum.
The Theme Day Games is a cooperation with Next Level Festival for Games, supported by the NRW KULTURsekretariat.