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WSHU Public Radio's Kate Remington combines her love of music and video games in this series of informal conversations with composers and performers of game soundtracks. Plus, there's lots of music in the interviews, so you can hear it for yourself!

WSHU Public Radio's Kate Remington combines her love of music and video games in this series of informal conversations with composers and performers of game soundtracks. Plus, there's lots of music in the interviews, so you can hear it for yourself!


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WSHU Public Radio's Kate Remington combines her love of music and video games in this series of informal conversations with composers and performers of game soundtracks. Plus, there's lots of music in the interviews, so you can hear it for yourself!








Christopher Tin's soundtrack for 'Old World' is a global project

Christopher Tin Old World podcast


Inon Zur's soundtrack for 'Syberia: The World Before' is passionate and personal

Inon Zur Syberia The World Before


Jason Graves' soundtrack for The Dark Pictures Anthology: House of Ashes started with a dove

Jason Graves House of Ashes


Pedro Bromfman: Creating a musical signature for Yara in 'Far Cry 6'

Pedro Bromfman Far Cry 6


Hildur Gudnadottir and Sam Slater disrupt game soundtracks with 'Battlefield 2042'

Hildur and Sam talk about their non-traditional approach to their soundtrack for 'Battlefield 2042'


Richard Jacques: "My soundtrack for 'Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy' HAD to be epic!"

Richard Jacques talks about his Guardians of the Galaxy soundrack


Tom Salta's stylish, stealthy soundtrack for Deathloop

Kate Remington chats with Tom Salta about his soundtrack for Deathloop from Arkane Studios Lyon.


Jakob Eisenbach builds a mysterious Mayan temple in music

TIKAL, Night of the Blood Moon is an immersive virtual reality experience, in which you and friends are discovering age-old secrets in a specially-built space that's totally immersive. Composer Jakob Eisenbach's soundtrack and sound design complete the compelling experience.


Ramin Djawadi and Brandon Campbell create a diverse soundtrack for Amazon's 'New World'

Ramin Djawadi and Brandon Campbell have collaborated on some blockbuster series, including Game of Thrones and Westworld. They say Amazon's Game Studios gave them an incredible oppportunity to create the music for the huge, mysterious setting of Aeturnum in the just-released MMO, New World.


Johnny Galvatron's 'The Artful Escape' Is A Voyage Of Discovery

Imagine you're the nephew of a legendary folk music icon, about to perform your first concert. Only thing is, you're really not sure you want to follow the path that seems set out for you. That's the dilemma young Francis Vendetti faces in Johnny Galvatron's visionary game, The Artful Escape. Johnny Galvatron is a true Australian rock star, signed by a label and off on a tour before he finished university. The Artful Escape is his way of reconnecting with a side of music he didn't get a...


Peter McConnell: Writing The Music For 'Psychonauts 2' Was 'The Opportunity Of A Lifetime'

Fourteen years after Tim Shafer's Double Fine Productions released the quirky Psychonauts, composer Peter McConnell had a chance to expand on the themes and musical ideas he concieved for the orignal game. He describes the chance to work on Psychonauts 2 as "the opportunity of a lifetime!"


John Robert Matz's 18th Century Music Masterpiece For 'Ambition: A Minuet In Power'

Paris, 1789: A young woman arrives in town at the invitation of her beloved, only to discover that he's missing and talk of revolution is swirling through the fashionable salons. In Ambition: A Minuet in Power, created by Joy Manufacturing Co., Yvette relies on her wiles to glean juicy gossip and use it to make connections to upgrade her social status. Composer John Robert Matz has created a pitch-perfect 18th Century soundtrack to accompany all the intrigue and tension of this remarkable...


Sergio Ronchetti's Epic Soundtrack For 'Eldest Souls' Epic Bosses

Eldest Souls , the first release from Fallen Flag Studio, is a brutally difficult challenge, as the last in a long line of would-be heroes tries to conquer a seemingly never-ending stream of enemies in order to restore balance to the world. Composer Sergio Ronchetti's first-ever game score is up to the challenge, with an artful blend of strings and percussion that perfectly matches each boss. Sergio says he's pretty sure he got the job because he was able to beat one of the impossible bosses...


Gina Zdanowicz And Spencer Bambrick Create Horror On A Budget

As part of this summer's Game Developers Conference, composers and audio designers Gina Zdanowicz and Spencer Bambrick of Serial Lab Sound presented a session on how they created a terrifying soundtrack and audio for the cult hit game Evil Nun on a microscopic budget.


David Ferguson's Authentic Music For 'Red Dead Redemption 2'

Grammy Award-winning songwriter, musician, producer and engineer David Ferguson is a Nashville Legend. When long-time friend and fellow musician Matt Sweeney asked him to collaborate to create some of the rough-hewn music that accompanies players in Rock Star Games' Red Dead Redemption 2, he didn't hesitate because he thought it would be a great new experience. David rounded up a fantastic group of Bluegrass musicians who recorded their performances mostly by improvising.


Gareth Coker's Music Has Evolved Along With 'Ark: Genesis Part 2'

ARK: Genesis Part 2 wraps up a story that's been many years in the making by Studio Wildcard. Soundtrack composer Gareth Coker says he never imagined that the game series would not only continue for so long, but that it would also become an animated series, and spawn a sequel: ARK II. As Genesis Part 2 wraps up, the arch-nemesis Edmund Rockwell has become integrated into the ship that houses the last of humanity, and some incredible dinosaurs.


Lena Raine's Musical Rainbow Blends With 'Chicory: A Colorful Tale'

In a universe where Wielders paint their worlds to keep them colorful, Picnic Province has suddenly become black and white and Chicory, its Wielder, has vanished! Her housekeeper picks up Chicory's world-painting brush and decides to go on a quest to find her. That's how the adventure, Chicory: A Colorful Tale begins.


There's No Boundary Between Bright and Dark In Destiny 2: Beyond Light's Soundtrack

In Destiny 2: Beyond Light, Guardians must leave their powers of light behind as they discover there's a dark side that can work to defeat humanity's newest enemy, Eremis. She and her champions are on a mission to use the power of the Darkness to save her people and take revenge on The Traveller on Earth. Composers Mike Salvatori, Skye Lewin, Josh Mosser and Michael Sechrist say the shift in tone for the music from light to dark was a fascinating creative challenge.


Oleksa Lozowchuk's Music for 'Horizon: Forbidden West' Amplifies Aloy's World

Oleksa Lozowchuck fell in love with the soundtrack for Horizon: Zero Dawn the moment he played it with his son. He says he's thrilled to be part of the team of composers who are fleshing out heroine Aloy's world in the next adventure, Horizon: Forbidden West, created by Guerilla Games.


Composer Adam Fligsten Creates A Total Audio Experience

Composer Adam Fligsten has been writing music for media for years. He's discovered that his heart really lies with composing for games. Recently he created a unique audio design studio as well, Silen Audio, so studios have an integrated music and audio experience for their games.