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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Gareth Coker had the oppportunity to explore authentic music from China's Qin Dynasty in his soundtrack for Immortals Fenyx Rising: Myths of the Eastern Realms, inspired by ancient Chinese myths. Gareth says having the help of the amazing team at Ubisoft Chengdu in China was key to using the correct instruments from the period 221-207 BC.

bungie.net

Marty O'Donnell and his creative partner, Mike Salvatori, had a successful commercial music studio in Chicago in the 1990s. A series of unlikely coincidences led to Marty's discovery of the fledgling Bungie game studio, which was also in Chicago at the time.

thedarkpictures.com

Little Hope is the latest chapter in The Dark Pictures Anthology, created by Super Massive Games.  There have been disturbing events in the small Massachusetts town of Little Hope ever since the 17th Century, and the latest people to experience them are college students and their professor who are stranded there when their bus crashes.  Jason Graves says the time-span of the game and its story origins in early New England guided his choice of a hammered dulcimer and hurdy-gurdy to provide the backbone of his soundtrack.

Sumo Digital, Sony Interactive Entertainment

Sackboy, A Big Aventure is the newest game in the Little Big Planet series. In this launch title created by Sumo Digital for Sony's Play Station 5, Sackboy sets off on a quest to rescue his friends who have been kidnapped by the evil Vex and forced to work on his diabolical Topsy-Turver.

Sumo Digital Audio Director and composer Jay Waters and composer Joe Thwaites say the huge scope of the game and the all-star line-up of the other composers who contributed made this a really enjoyable project.

Thunder Lotus Games

Spiritfarer is described by its developer, Thunder Lotus Games, as "a cozy management game about dying." Charon, the legendary ferryman who takes departed souls across the River Styx, gives his duties to young Stella, who collects passengers and does all she can to fulfill their final wishes or long-time desires so they can travel to the afterlife in peace.

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