SoundTrack_Cologne is divided in three different themed days again: Games (August 24th), Film (August 25th) and TV (August 26th).
In the center of the Theme Day “Music in Games” on August 24th are the composers Petri Alanko, Bobby Tahouriand Gareth Coker. All guests will talk about their body of work, personal experiences, upcoming projects and about the peculiarities of composition for interactive game worlds. They will also be available for questions from the audience.
The compositions of BAFTA nominated composer Petri Alankorange between the haunting orchestral/electronic score for the videogame psycho-thriller Alan Wake’s American Nightmareand the sophisticated classical arrangements for the fantasy film Imaginaerum by Nightwish. The Finn wrote the music for games like Quantum Break, Trials Fusion, MotoHeroz and Gunshine Zombie Editionand was in part also responsible for the sound design.
The list of Bobby Tahouri’scompositions for games, film and TV is long – he composed the music for the game Transformers – Revenge of the Fallen, the documentariesBest Worst Movieand The American Scream as well as for Nickelodeons animation series Shimmer and Shine.He gained worldwide prominence and recognition for the music of the video game Rise of the Tomb Raider, featuring the gaming icon Lara Croft, in which the adaptive elements are realized and further developed with a new procedural technology called LLC. Furthermore, he composed additional music for the game Medal of Honor: Warfighter, the television series Game of Thronesand the movies Iron Man,Disturbia,Hitmanand Despicable Me 2.
Gareth Cokercombines in his videogames unconventional soundscapes with melodically driven themes. His music for Moon Studios’ platform game Ori and the Blind Forest, that was developed with special attention to the acoustic and graphic design, was awarded with numerous awards like the „Academy of Interactive Arts & Sciences Award for Outstanding Music Composition“ and the „Game Audio Network Guild’s Audio of the Year“. He also wrote additional music for Minecraft, ARK Survival Evolved,Primal Carnage, The Mean Greens and inMomentum.
Further guests from the fields of Film and TV will be announced soon. Programme, accreditation and tickets: