NEXT MEETING; TUESDAY FEBRUARY 5, 2019
10:00 AM – 1:00 PM
SCORING FOR GAMES II; Following up on our first presentation last March on scoring for video games, our guests will talk about the way that music actually gets created that will be programmed into games, and the unique challenges it presents. Using examples from games that they have scored, they will walk us through their workflow and creative process.
JAKE BUTINEAU is a video game composer based in Toronto, ON. Jake’s current projects include “Super Animal Royale”, a cartoony shooter for up to 64 adorable animals, available on Steam Early Access; and “Destiny’s Sword”, a sci-fi strategy MMO with a focus on the mental health of soldiers, releasing late-2019. Jake is also a content creator, making Game Music Discussion videos on YouTube and hosting The Game Music Podcast.
KRISTOFER MADDIGAN is a percussionist, drummer, and composer based in Toronto. Principal percussionist of the National Ballet of Canada Orchestra, Kris also works regularly with a wide range of symphonic, jazz, theatre, and new music groups around Ontario, including the TSO, the National Arts Centre Orchestra, and the The Esprit Orchestra. His score for the acclaimed 2017 video game ‘Cuphead,’ reached No. 3 on the Billboard Jazz charts, and was recognized with a BAFTA award for ‘Best Music’ and a Juno nomination for ‘Best Instrumental Album’. Kris was named TMA Member of the Year for 2018.
*GUEST STUDY LEADER; Brigham Phillips will be leading the introduction to “Jupiter”. Brigham is a trumpet player and pianist and music director for singer John McDermott. He is also a composer and arranger, and leads the Brigham Phillips Big Band. Brigham is also a long-time Ravel supporter.
IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO BE A GUEST STUDY LEADER, please contact John at; email@example.com.
NEW ADVENTURES IN LISTENING – Film clips from “On The Waterfront” and “Ryan” are posted on the “Study Materials” page for download. With the sound removed, they can be scored as an exercise, and brough in to “Adventures in Listening” for feedback and analysis. Adventures in Listening is a unique opportunity to get unbiased and honest feedback on your ‘in-progress’ or experimental work from a community of your professional peers. Because it is anonymous, it is a risk-free environment. Whether you are an emerging composer or an experienced one, and whether your work is for concert or screen, I encourage you to take advantage of this invaluable resource.