Music Interviews

Conversations with the performers, the conductors, the composers and other people instrumental in creating today's live and recorded classical music. 

insomniacgames.com

Spider-Man is back, and this time he's older, savvier, and way more confident in the latest addition to the story from Insomniac Games and Play StationJohn Paesano created a soundtrack that captures the changing mood of New York City and all the villians (there are lots!). 

Composer Garry Schyman has created music for some blockbuster games, including Bioshock and Middle Earth: Shadow of War. His latest project is for the mysterious VR game Torn by Aspyr Studios.

In Torn, a world-renowned scientist, Dr.Talbott, was on the brink of an earth-shattering discovery when he disappeared, and he has now been missing for over 50 years. His mansion has beeen discovered by a blogger, who's determined to find out what happened.  

quanticdream.com

Composer Nima Fakhrara has a reputation for building his own unique instruments, which is why the deveopers of Detroit: Become Human brought him in to create the soundtrack for Connor, an android programmed to hunt down other androids who have become suceptible to a virus that causes them to feel human emotions.

destinybit

Empires Apart by DESTINYbit Studios is a tribute to those old-school Medieval Real Time Strategy games, in which you create an army and manage your resources to emerge victorious battle after battle. It turns out composer Michael Gordon Shapiro loves those old-time RTS's, and, as he told me, he was thrilled when he got the invitation to write the soundtrack for Empires Apart!

Beginning on Sunday, August 5, the Danbury Music Center presents The Charles Ives Concert Series. Kate Remington talked with series co-founder and  composer Paul Frucht about the festival, which includes a concert on the Danbury CityCenter Green and a collaboration with the Ridgefield Symphony Orchestra.

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