Laura Intravia

SIE and Flavourworks Studio

Austin Wintory loves a challenge! But he had no idea the level of granular music adaptations he'd have to write to keep his music as seamless as the action in the new full-motion video game Erica.

Every game composer I've talked with has so much respect for the musicians who bring their music to life on the soundtracks.

Once he got over his surprise at the new direction Bungie was going to take Destiny 2 – destroying everything that's been familiar for the last three years – Mike Salvatori embraced the exciting prospect offered by new planets, new enemies and a totally fresh vibe for the game. As he told me, Mike and the team: Skye Lewin and C. Paul Johnson, wrote over 900 minutes of brand new music for Destiny 2!

One of the highlights of this year's Music and Gaming Festival, Jan 4-8 was a concert of music by Austin Wintory performed by the Videri String Quartet, oboist Kristin Naigus, singer Laura Intravia, percussionist Doug Perry and Austin on piano.