GAME MUSIC CONNECT IS BACK! Click here to read the announcement.
Hailed as “The video game music industry’s event of the year” by Classic FM, Game Music Connect has been created by multi-award winning composer James Hannigan and acclaimed game audio director & composer John Broomhall to celebrate and explore the amazing music of video games and the extraordinary talent behind it.
Created primarily for amateur, pro or semi-pro composers - from any musical background or industry - Game Music Connect's inaugural event took place on 9th September 2013 at the Southbank Centre, London, offering a rare, if not unique, opportunity to hear several of the world's leading games industry composers and audio directors assembled in one place to talk about creating music for games - from both the composer perspective and that of the developers who work with them.
The sell-out event series has enjoyed tremendous popularity in its first two years and has attracted partners such as Sony Playstation, BAFTA, Classic FM, COOL Music, Audiokinetic, Microsoft, Electronic Arts, PRS For Music and others.
Along with host John Broomhall (Forza 5, Transport Tycoon, X-COM) and James Hannigan (Harry Potter, Command and Conquer, Dead Space 3), Game Music Connect speakers have so far have included industry luminaries such as Steve Schnur (Electronic Arts), Marty O'Donnell (Halo, Destiny), Jesper Kyd (Assassin's Creed, Hitman), Jason Graves (Dead Space, Evolve), Olivier Deriviere (Remember Me), Garry Schyman (Bioshock), Darrell Alexander (COOL Music), Richard Jacques (James Bond 007: Bloodstone), Joris De Man (Killzone), Alastair Lindsay (Sony Computer Entertainment Europe), Jessica Curry (The Chinese Room), Paul Lipson (Microsoft), Stephen Lord (Jagex), Prof. Stephen Deutsch (Bournemouth University), David Housden (Thomas Was Alone), Simon Ashby (Audiokinetic), Nick Ryan (Papa Sangre) and Adele Cutting (SoundCuts). Visit the Game Music Connect 2013 and Game Music Connect 2014 websites to read about past events.
Game Music Connect 2015 speakers and sessions will begin announcing soon - Check back for updates!
You don't need to be a composer or industry professional to be a part of Game Music Connect. Fans of soundtracks and, indeed, anyone with an interest in music for the games medium are more than welcome at any Game Music Connect event. We hope to see you soon!
Please note: Access to the Purcell Room is via the entrance to Queen Elizabeth Hall