Changes in composition from film to game music



Year of publication 2012
Type Appeared in Conference without Proceedings
MU Faculty or unit

Faculty of Arts

Description Composers in recent years slowly migrate to a new type of livelihood: composing music for digital games. Some mechanisms are repeating (gradual splitting into mainstream versus indie scene, yearning for "Hollywood sound", etc.), others put new demands on composers (an adaptive audio, a cybertext structure of the composition, etc.). The game industry has already established a cooperation with big names of the film music such as Michael Nyman or John Williams. What challenges pose digital games to composers today? What is the connection between anthropological concept of a game and music as a part of a culture? In the recent paper I will try to answer these questions as well as raise many other.

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