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A new symposium for video games music composers and music fans will feature Jesper Kyd, Jason Graves, Martin O'Donnell and many others when it arrives at London's South Bank on September 9th.
The event, called Game Music Connect, is designed to educate aspiring composers and fans of the genre. Scores composed by confirmed guests and interviewees include Tomb Raider, Halo, Assassin's Creed and Mass Effect, all huge sellers in the gaming industry.
Game Music Connect will feature roundtable discussions and interviews with the invited artists, as well as with audio directors from various video game developers and publishers.
Taking place in the Purcell Room at London's Southbank Centre, it is hoped that Game Music Connect will encourage a wide audience to engage with the genre. The event's website states: "Fans of soundtracks and, indeed, anyone with an interest in music for the games medium are more than welcome to attend any Game Music Connect event (plans are afoot for further sessions of all kinds – including live music)."
The event is the brainchild of composer James Hannigan and game audio director/composer John Broomhall (pictured) and was born after the two worked together on a variety of video game titles for MicroProse Software. More information about tickets can be found at the Game Music Connect website .