Game Music Connect

Rocksteady Studios’ Composer/Audio director Nick Arundel and Hollywood film and video games conductor Allan Wilson revealed as special guests 

LONDON, United Kingdom (September 2, 2015) – Game Music Connect organizers today revealed the final speakers to be added to an already illustrious and unprecedented line-up for its third annual international video game music conference which returns to The Purcell Room at London’s Southbank Centre on September 15.
Rocksteady Studios’ resident ‘BATMAN’ composer/audio director Nick Arundel (‘Batman: Arkham Knight’, ‘Batman: Arkham City’, ‘Batman: Arkham Asylum’) and renowned conductor Allan Wilson (‘Fable’ and ‘Harry Potter’ video game series, ‘Avengers: Age of Ultron’) will join Sony Computer Entertainment America’s Director of Music, Chuck Doud and COOL Music CEO/Composer Agent, Darrell Alexander for a high-powered roundtable discussion on recording live orchestra for video games, “Score To Studio 2”. Tickets for Game Music Connect 2015 are available at http://www.gamemusicconnect.com.

“SCORE TO STUDIO 2”
Game Music Connect returns with both new and previous panel members featuring eminent special guest composer/audio director for the ‘BATMAN’ video games series, Nick Arundel – to discuss the complex commissioning and delivery process which lies behind orchestral video game music while employing a small army of executives, audio directors, talent agents, orchestral contractors, conductors, musicians, recording staff and implementers. Score To Studio 2 seeks to pull the curtains back on how this extraordinary machine works, highlighting the specific challenges which video game projects present compared with other entertainment media.

Speakers:
Nick Arundel (Composer/Audio Director, Rocksteady Studios – ‘Batman: Arkham Knight’, ‘Batman: Arkham City’, ‘Batman: Arkham Asylum’)
Allan Wilson (Conductor of ‘Fable’ and ‘Harry Potter’ video game series, ‘Avengers: Age of Ultron’, ‘Fury’, ‘Elysium’, ‘Nightcrawler’, ‘Cloverfield’ ‘Sleepy Hollow’)
Darrell Alexander (CEO of COOL Music Group)
Chuck Doud (Director Of Music for Sony Computer Entertainment America Worldwide Studios)
Chairs: John Broomhall and James Hannigan

Now in its third year, Game Music Connect is for aspiring and professional composers of all backgrounds and all those interested in learning about the art, science and business of creating today’s cutting edge video game soundtracks. A full list of the Game Music Connect 2015 sessions and speakers are now online at http://www.gamemusicconnect2015.com/?page_id=2. It includes a keynote from Sony Computer Entertainment America’s Director of Music, an interview with key music/audio creatives behind the award winning ‘Alien Isolation’, insights from the core team at best of breed orchestral sample library creators Spitfire Audio, an exclusive appearance from Project Morpheus music pioneers discussing their cutting edge work on music for VR and a unique, world exclusive screening of the video game sound and music documentary “BEEP: Big in Japan” featuring composers Nobuo Uematsu (‘Final Fantasy’) and Yoko Shimomura (‘Kingdom Hearts’).

Game Music Connect is founded by multi-award winning game and TV composer James Hannigan and celebrated game audio director, composer and industry commentator John Broomhall. To purchase tickets for Game Music Connect 2015, visit: http://www.gamemusicconnect.com.
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