Music Respawn with Kate Remington

WSHU Public Radio’s Kate Remington combines her love of classical 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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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.

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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!

Anshar Online, developed by Ozwe Studios, was one of the most popular games exhibited at this year's Game Developers Conference in San Francisco. It combines a campaign to avenge the untimely death of a friend, with thrilling virtual reality flight. Composer Erik Desiderio told me it was fantastic to see so many players finally getting a chance to hear the music he wrote for the game.

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