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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westofloathing.com

Ryan Ike says the writers of West of Loathing, a send-up of classic Western clichés, didn't pass up any opportunities for jokes, so he decided to write his music as if it's a serious Western as a foil for all the jokes. As we'll hear though, he had lots of fun with his track titles, which include Sit fer a Spell, The Sticks for Hands Rag, and Please Buy Our Game.

sloclap.com

With two new OST's, Absolver and Tooth and Tail, Austin Wintory returned to the idea of scoring combat like a dance sequence, which he first developed on Assassin's Creed Syndicate. In our conversation, Austin described the ballet qualities in the combat of Absolver, while he brought out the Bruegel-esque character of Tooth and Tail.

Studio Wildcard

Gareth Coker's massive soundtrack for ARK: Survival Evolved is as huge as the dinosaurs you can train and battle! As he told me, developing the music while the game was in early access provided all kinds of unexpected challenges.

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