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‘BATMAN’ COMPOSER NICK ARUNDEL AND ‘AVENGERS’ CONDUCTOR ALLAN WILSON CONFIRMED FOR GAME MUSIC CONNECT 2015

Article by Sam Hughes

Rocksteady Studios’ Composer/Audio director Nick Arundel and Hollywood film and video games conductor Allan Wilson revealed as special guests 

As you can probably tell, I’m already very excited for this years Game Music Connect. Now Game Music Connect organizers have revealed the final speakers to be added to an incredible line-up for its third annual international video game music conference which returns to The Purcell Room at London’s Southbank Centre on September 15th.

As a Batman fan who loves the Arkham series, I’m very excited to hear from Rocksteady Studios’ resident ‘BATMAN‘ composer/audio director Nick Arundel (‘Batman: Arkham Knight’, ‘Batman: Arkham City’, ‘Batman: Arkham Asylum’).

Renowned conductor, Allan Wilson (‘Fable’ and ‘Harry Potter‘ video game series, ‘Avengers: Age of Ultron‘) will join Sony Computer Entertainment America’s Director of Music, Chuck Doud and COOL Music CEO/Composer Agent, Darrell Alexander for a high-powered roundtable discussion on recording live orchestra for video games, “Score To Studio 2”. It really does look like we’re in for some amazing sessions this year and it’s been wonderful to watch this event grow and enhance year by year.

Tickets for Game Music Connect 2015 are available athttp://www.gamemusicconnect.com.

“SCORE TO STUDIO 2”
Game Music Connect returns with both new and previous panel members featuring our previously mentioned special guest composer/audio director for the ‘BATMAN’ video games series, Nick Arundel – to discuss the complex commissioning and delivery process which lies behind orchestral video game music while employing a small army of executives, audio directors, talent agents, orchestral contractors, conductors, musicians, recording staff and implementers. “Score To Studio 2 seeks to pull the curtains back on how this extraordinary machine works, highlighting the specific challenges which video game projects present compared with other entertainment media.” This was a brilliant session last year and hopefully this year we’ll gain just as much if not more knowledge and insight.

Speakers:
Nick Arundel (Composer/Audio Director, Rocksteady Studios – ‘Batman: Arkham Knight’, ‘Batman: Arkham City’, ‘Batman: Arkham Asylum‘)
Allan Wilson (Conductor of ‘Fable‘ and ‘Harry Potter‘ video game series, ‘Avengers: Age of Ultron’, ‘Fury’, ‘Elysium’, ‘Nightcrawler’, ‘Cloverfield’ ‘Sleepy Hollow’)
Darrell Alexander (CEO of COOL Music Group)
Chuck Doud (Director Of Music for Sony Computer Entertainment America Worldwide Studios)
Chairs: John Broomhall and James Hannigan

Now in its third year, Game Music Connect is for aspiring and professional composers of all backgrounds and all those interested in learning about the art, science and business of creating today’s cutting edge video game soundtracks. A full list of the Game Music Connect 2015 sessions and speakers are now online at http://www.gamemusicconnect2015.com/?page_id=2.

It includes a keynote from Sony Computer Entertainment America’s Director of Music, an interview with key music/audio creatives behind the award winning ‘Alien Isolation‘, insights from the core team at best of breed orchestral sample library creators Spitfire Audio, an exclusive appearance from Project Morpheus music pioneers discussing their cutting edge work on music for VR.
One of the highlights I am VERY excited for is the unique, world exclusive preview footage of the video game sound and music documentary “BEEP: Big in Japan” featuring 2 of my all time favourite composers Nobuo Uematsu (‘Final Fantasy‘) and Yoko Shimomura (‘Kingdom Hearts‘)!!
Game Music Connect is founded by multi-award winning game and TV composer James Hannigan and celebrated game audio director, composer and industry commentator John Broomhall. To purchase tickets for Game Music Connect 2015, visit: http://www.gamemusicconnect.com.
 
Join Game Music Connect on Facebook.com/GameMusicConnect and follow them on Twitter @GameArtConnect #GameMusicConnect

 

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Sam Hughes
Sound designer and voice actor who has worked on various media titles over the years. Always believing in audio, I try to share the wealth of knowledge from my colleagues and veterans of the industry to help audiophiles grow and evolve as a community.
https://www.thesoundarchitect.co.uk

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