Top Score: Composer Goomin Nam writes music of solitude07/24/14
South Korean composer Goomin Nam explores the emotions of longing and tranquility in his new soundtrack for the game "Monarch: Heroes of a New Age"
Christopher Tin's 'The Drop That Contained the Sea' on Top Score
Christopher Tin just finished his second song cycle, 'The Drop That Contained the Sea'. He stopped by Top Score to discuss it.
Top Score: Game Music Lullabies
When Jayson Napolitano wrote an article about game music to fall asleep to, he had no idea of the volume of response he'd receive. As a result, he created the album, "Game Music Lullabies".
Top Score: 'The Orchestra' app
A new iPad app from the Philharmonia Orchestra aims to demystify how an orchestra works.
Top Score: Cris Velasco and 'Enemy Front'
Composer Cris Velasco wrote an unusually introspective score for the World War II-themed game, 'Enemy Front'. He talks about it with Emily Reese on this week's Top Score.
Jason Graves and Murdered: Soul Suspect on Top Score
What does it sound like to be a ghost? Composer Jason Graves answers that question in his music for the new game, "Murdered: Soul Suspect".
Jeff Broadbent and Dawngate on Top Score
Composer Jeff Broadbent chose a colorful palette of instruments to reflect the vibrant world in which 'Dawngate' is set.
Top Score: Composing Music for Trailers
Composer Yoav Goren writes music for trailers for films, video games and television. Learn about the process on Top Score.
Olivier Deriviere Scores Assassin's Creed IV: Freedom Cry
Composer Olivier Derivire blended his own original music with traditional Haitian music for the score to Assassin's Creed IV: Freedom Cry.
Curtis Schweitzer and Starbound on Top Score
Composer Curtis Schweitzer wrote unusually long pieces of music for his soundtrack to the game Starbound. He talks to Emily Reese on this week's episode of Top Score.
Composer Mike Raznick and 'Spate' on Top Score
Composer Mike Raznick used a mix of live performers for the steampunk game, 'Spate'.
Top Score: PAX East 2014 Recap
Emily Reese, host of Top Score, recently spent a weekend in Boston with 70,000 video game enthusiasts at the PAX East Conference. In this week's episode of Top Score, Emily Reese shares some of her experiences and fun finds from PAX East.
Joel Corelitz and The Unfinished Swan on Top Score
Composer Joel Corelitz just received a BAFTA nomination for his score to The Unfinished Swan . Baroque-inspired sounds accompany the artful tale. Hear our conversation on Top Score from Classical MPR.
Top Score: The Sea Shanties of 'Assassin's Creed'
As you sail around the Caribbean on your ship in Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag, your crew sings sea shanties to pass the time.
Comparing Baroque Music to Early Video Game Music
Writer Ricky O'Bannon talks about counterpoint in the context of video game music.
Luc St. Pierre talks 'Thief' on Top Score
Composer Luc St. Pierre wrote a dark and ambient score for "Thief", focusing on the shady personality of the protagonist, Garrett. Emily Reese talks to Luc St. Pierre on this week's Top Score.
'Video Games Live: Level 3' on Top Score
Video Games Live just released its third studio album. Co-creator of VGL, Tommy Tallarico, talks about the music.
Christophe Heral and Billy Martin Talk Rayman Legends on Top Score
Christophe Heral and Billy Martin collaborated on their second Rayman game: Rayman Legends.
Dale North's Dragon Fantasy Book II on Top Score
Composer Dale North was inspired by games from the late '80s and early '90s for his score to Dragon Fantasy Book II.
Ari Pulkkinen and Angry Birds on Top Score
Finnish composer Ari Pulkkinen was already an established composer in the gaming industry when he wrote the theme for Angry Birds.
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