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If you're attending PAX and love game soundtracks, make sure you pencil this panel in on your Saturday schedule. Entitled "Behind the Music of Blockbuster Video Games," the panel features some of the most prominent and successful composers working in the industry today. Here's a full description:
The panel will feature Jesper Kyd (Darksiders II) [pictured above], Michael McCann (Deus Ex: Human Revolution), Inon Zur (Dragon Age), Marty O'Donnell (Halo), and Sam Hulick (Mass Effect). It should be an interesting discussion of the art and craft of game music, and is hosted by Emily Reese, the host of MPR's Top Score podcast, which specializes in video game music.
It takes place on Saturday, September 1, at 10:30 PST in the Kraken Hall on the first floor of the Grand Hyatt in Seattle.
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I guess it's time to make that overdue optometrist appointment, I couldn't figure out why you had a picture of Kyle for this article. -_-
Marty O'Odonnell is definitely the best composer there.
I just got done listening to a ton of awesome video game music! The Mass Effect series, Red Dead Redemption, and Legend of Zelda have some of the best music I've ever listened to!
Hey, is that Kyle Hilliard in the thumbnai--oh.
This would be an awesome panel, every one of those composers has done the music for some of my favorite games of all time. Wish I was at PAX :(
this would be an interesting event to get to see. All these composers coming together and discussing the topic. Reminds me of the documentary It Might Get Loud in which The Edge from U2, Jack White and Jimmy Page all got together and talked about their music and what they thought was really unique that the others brought to the table and what techniques they pioneered as well.
Wow, those are definitely the heavy hitters of the industry.
I came here to comment on that photo of Kyle Hilliard. I accomplished said goal.
That panel is missing the greatest video game and movie composer, Michael Giacchino.
I love Sam Hulick, have every piece he ever made.
Man I wish I could go to this. I don't live anywhere near Seattle though. I love video game soundtracks/scores, and these guys are among my favorite.