* Open to UAL students and staff *
As in house composers at Sony PlayStation, Jim Fowler and Joe Thwaites work in all areas of music required by video games: from Composing interactive music to implementing it in game, working with sound designers to working with game designers and from Virtual Reality to live orchestral recordings. In this talk we'll look at what's involved in each area of music for video games, using examples from our own work, and show that there are a many ways to be involved with interactive music.
Jim Fowler has been making music and sounds for theatre, film, animation and games since 2002. Recent work includes orchestrating Jessica Curry's acclaimed score for Everybody's Gone to the Rapture and FromSoftware’s Bloodborne as well as composing for LittleBigPlanet Back to the Future and PSVR. His Big Band score for Diggs Nightcrawlerwas nominated for four G.A.N.G Awards, a Music and Sound Award and a Hollywood Music in Media Award and Book of Spells (a part of the Harry Potter franchise) won the Develop Audio Achievement award in 2013. Jim has written for internationally touring theatre productions, Shakespeare's Globe and independent films, as well as video games. His music has appeared in BAFTA winning games including SingStar and LittleBigPlanet PSP.
Joe Thwaites started writing music for games whilst studying at Leeds College of Music. In 2010 Joe won the GANG composers challenge that lead to him presenting his work at GDC and becoming firmly embedded in the game audio community.
After completing his Masters Joe worked as a freelance composer & sound designer for a few years before joining Sony Creative Services music team in 2012. At Sony Joe has worked on the design and implementation of music systems as well as composed music for, many of Sony's 'new technology' games including the Eye Toy Franchise, Wonderbook and now Project Morpheus. With music for games such as Book of Spells and Book Of Potions being nominated for and winning multiple industry awards.
Recent work includes composition for PSN title Hardware Rivals and Playstation VR experiences such as The Deep and The London Heist.
Open to UAL students and staff, no booking required.
Lecture Theatre B, London College of Communication.
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