I was honored to be invited to speak at Ludo 2014, the Ludomusicology Conference, last month. I had a great time talking with a wonderful audience of video game music scholars and game composers.
Ludomusicology.org is a scholarly research group in the UK that applies the principles of musicology to videogame music. Researchers from Oxford, Cambridge and Bristol Universities participate in their ongoing research, as well as their annual international conferences on game music. This year’s conference took place at the University of Chichester from April 10th through the 12th. While I couldn’t attend in person, I was very pleased to be interviewed via Skype by event organizer and distinguished musicologist Dr. Tim Summers. The video below shows Dr. Summers and the audience at the University of Chichester in the UK, and myself in my music studio in the US. The discussion ranged from interactive music structure and implementation, to career skills and workflow, to creative strategies for game music composition. The talk also included several topics from my book, A Composer’s Guide to Game Music.
I’m very grateful for the fantastic questions from the audience, and for the gracious kindness of Dr. Summers and the Ludo 2014 conference!