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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For the King, developed by Iron Oak Games, takes players on a challenging adventure in a brutal kingdom in the midst of chaos. It's the player's mission to restore order and ensure the security of the widowed Queen. Composer John Robert Matz told me he was thrilled to create the soundtrack because it gave him the chance to fulfill a long-held dream to write music for a fantasy game.

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Composer and cellist Philip Sheppard imagined his first video game score, for Detroit: Become Human, would primarily use synths and have a techno feel to reflect the android, Kara, whose music he'd be writing. Instead, as he told me, he found actress Valerie Curry's performance of Kara's character so compelling that he wrote his most organic score ever.

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Eastshade, a game about how art can impact people's lives, is set to be released later this year. Composer Phoenix Glendinning is busy writing the music that brings the world to life. I talked with him about how the landscape of the game's world provides inspiration both for Eastshade, and its prequel, Leaving Lyndow.

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