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Interview - Gareth Coker (Ori and the Blind Forest)

Marius and Gareth sit down for a detailed discussion about Ori and the Blind Forest—the game, the score, and the incredible stories behind its four-year development cycle. Naturally, they stray off topic too, tackling the future of game audio, the role of library music in modern scoring, the power of game music concerts, and the amazing resource that Twitch has become for gamers and developers alike.


Episode Highlights

00:00 - 01. Ori Lost in the Storm
16:49 - 02. Naru Embracing the Light
22:55 - 04. The Blind Forest
32:16 - 07. Finding Sein
34:47 - 22. Kuro's Tale II: Her Pain
37:33 - 09. The Spirit Tree
49:34 - 31. The Sacrifice
52:52 - xx. Ori and the Blind Forest (Launch Trailer)
61:11 - 16. Climbing the Ginso Tree
73:36 - 32. Light of Nibel

Music Selections

00:00 - Intro & musical background
04:20 - Getting the Ori gig
06:52 - Long development time for the game and its impact on musical development
10:00 - Moon Studio's distributed development structure
14:36 - Constant testing by the entire team and how it contributes to polish
17:07 - Musical flow on album and why the main title cue isn't on the album
20:52 - How the incredible prologue came together, and its many musical challenges
28:25 - Finding the score's musical identity; references, and how visuals inform the music
33:50 - Unifying the flavours of each location's score
35:42 - Working with the Nashville Music Scoring Orchestra
39:30 - Score excerpt from 'Finding Kuro'
40:30 - Video Games Live concerts and inspiring listeners to engage with new genres
42:14 - The landscape of recent game releases, the role of the composer, patience, and the value of immersing yourself in the project
46:58 - Whether or not new game devs recognize the potential value of great music
50:54 - How Gareth discovered Aeralie Brighton and her magnificent voice
56:21 - Library music and whether or not it's a threat to creative opportunities for composers
59:32 - What's next for game audio? What's the "next level?"
65:15 - Future projects and the way it feels to experience such a huge release
66:42 - Finishing games and how polish and process influence the way people engage with a game
69:31 - Word of mouth marketing, release schedules, and having fun "trolling" on Twitch
71:03 - Having fun "trolling" on Twitch; Twich as a platform for feedback and engagement
73:14 - Conclusion


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Special thanks to: Greg O'Connor-Read


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Episode 80 - The 2014 Cue Awards Show

The 7th Cue Awards are finally revealed! Christopher Coleman, Marius Masalar, Edmund Meinerts, Richard Buxton, Thomas Medina, and Steven Sharrat, are joined by award-winning composers and record industry professionals to accept their awards. All eleven award categories are announced as well as the winners of The Genius Choice Vote! Additionally, Richard Buxton's spotlight on scores and composers from Asia returns with The Monkey King Award.


Episode Highlights

00:00 — Opening and Welcome to the 2014 Cue Awards
04:08 — How the Cue Awards Work
06:36 — Best Action Score: Cue Award and Genius Choice Award Winner
22:58 — What is The Genius Choice Vote?
23:35 — Best Dramatic Score: Cue Award and The Genius Choice Vote Winner
35:55 — Best Score for Television: Cue Award
38:11 — Best Score - Television: The Genius Choice Winner
45:10 — Best Score - Video Game: Cue Award and Genius Choice Winner
01:03:04 — Best Score - Animation: Cue Award and Genius Choice Award Winner
01:13:37 — Best Cue - Cue Award and Genius Choice Award Winner
01:22:55 — The Monkey King Award
01:26:31 — Record Label of the Year: Cue Award and Genius Choice Award Winner
01:36:06 — Best Theme: Cue Award and Genius Choice Award Winner
01:46:00 — Composer of the Year: Cue Award and Genius Choice Award Winner
01:50:05 — Best Overall Score: Cue Award and Genius Choice Award Winner
01:57:43 — Wrap Up and Spotlight Titles from 2014
02:11:14 — Credits and Thanks

Music Selections

00:01 — Cue the Orchestra by Marius Masalar
06:59 — Sun Wukong, The Monkey King (The Monkey King) by Christopher Young
11:35 — Niu Wo Wang, the Buffalo Demon King (The Monkey King) by Christopher Young
23:59 — Main Title (The Field of Lost Shoes) by Frederik Wiedmann
32:09 — The Imitation Game (The Imitation Game) by Alexandre Desplat
36:17 — Main Theme (Gunshi Kanbee) by Yugo Kano
38:34 — Main Theme (Game of Thrones) by Ramin Djawadi
45:50 — The Seeding (Civ. Beyond Earth) by Michael Curran, Geoff Knorr, Grant Kirkhope, Griffin Cohen
47:06 — Planetfall (Civ. Beyond Earth) by Michael Curran, Geoff Knorr, Grant Kirkhope, Griffin Cohen
47:46 — The Signal (Civ. Beyond Earth) by Michael Curran, Geoff Knorr, Grant Kirkhope, Griffin Cohen
51:49 — Planetfall Ambient Late 2 (Civ. Beyond Earth) by Michael Curran, Geoff Knorr, Grant Kirkhope, Griffin Cohen
54:49 — Xeno Titan (Civ. Beyond Earth) by Michael Curran, Geoff Knorr, Grant Kirkhope, Griffin Cohen
01:03:33 — Dragon Racing (How To Train Your Dragon 2) by John Powell
01:14:06 — The Future of Mankind (Civ. Beyond Earth) by Geoff Knorr
01:17:38 — Flying With Mother (How To Train Your Dragon 2) by John Powell
01:17:38 — Naoki Sato Suite - Arranged by Richard Buxton
01:17:38 — Son of Batman (Son of Batman) by Frederik Wiedmann
01:36:35 — A New Beginning (Civ. Beyond Earth) by Geoff Knorr
01:40:18 — Maleficent Flies (Maleficent) by James Newton Howard
01:46:24 — Opening Titles (Monuments Men) by Alexandre Desplat
01:50:43 — Two New Alphas (How To Train Your Dragon 2) by John Powell
01:50:43 — Should I know You? (How To Train Your Dragon 2) by John Powell


Notes:

Special thanks to: Albert Tello (Costa Communications), Laura Engel (Kraft/Engel), Maria Klienmann (Walt Disney Music), Dan Berry (Gorfaine Schwartz Agency)


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