Jason will be helping kick off VGM Academy LIVE, a series of live interviews and Q&As with game industry composers and musicians. Tune into the interview tomorrow, Thursday, April 30th from 2:45 – 3:45pm EST via http://vgmacademy.com/live
Jason is participating in two sessions at the 2020 Game Developers Conference:
- Fascinating Rhythm: Bending the Power of Drums and Groove to Your Will
In this session, Jason will break down his rhythmic approach to composing music from a drummer’s perspective, including creative patterns for drums/percussion and writing orchestral action music in odd time signatures. Topics will include musical phrasing and its impact on gameplay, creating grooves that support the in-game action and how properly layering rhythms can build to a satisfying interactive game experience.
More info on GDC website.
- The Art of Rejection
Five composers will bring to light the realities of the composer demo process, with a specific emphasis on the MANY times they have each been rejected. The conversation will cover the emotional and professional aspects of rejection, as well as the more controversial aspects of this practice (such as accepting unpaid demos, as well as undertaking large expenses in the process).
More info on GDC website.
“Long gone are the days when you picked up a game just because of its box art. When it comes to horror, the player is already in the mindset of immersing themselves in a horror environment; they’re prepared for a scary experience before they’ve even pressed start. That’s where the composers come in.” Read the full article here.
The Moss OST is finally here, and to celebrate, Jason is hosting a remix contest with of the Moss song “Home To Me” featuring the fabulous singer Malukah. Ten tracks will be picked and featured on Jason’s YouTube channel, Audio Ark. Prizes include signed copies of the game, soundtrack and sheet music. More information here.
“Austin Wintory, Lennie Moore and Jason Graves join Emily Reese for a Google Hang and answer fan questions.” Watch the YouTube video.
Jason is a featured speaker on the Pro Track for GameSoundCon, November 3-4. “The Modern Composer – An Army of One” will cover Jason’s creative approach to simultaneously scoring multiple, diverse projects including Until Dawn, The Order: 1886, Evolve and Tomb Raider. Topics covered will include musical brainstorming, tight deadlines and mockups vs. live orchestra. There will be a heavy emphasis on creative music production and finding an original sound for your project.
Jason will be speaking at PAX Seattle 2015 on August 29 in the Sphinx Theater from 5:30-6:30pm. A two hour signing session follows from 7-9.
“In this half-day workshop, the studied percussionist Jason Graves will show a different approach to the composition process – using only percussion instruments. Showing examples from Tomb Raider and other titles, Graves will show basic approaches to rhythmic structures and developments. Together with the workshop participants, music will be developed by just using percussion to pictures.” Part of SoundTrack Cologne, August 19-23 2015.
“For the second time Jason Graves will be joining SoundTrack Cologne, August 19-23. In the past years he established himself even further as one of the most sought video game composers. He wrote the music for high profile games such as The Order: 1886, Dead Space, Evolve and the 2013 reboot of the successful Tomb Raider series.” Details can be found here.
Jason Graves has written music for some of the most successful video games including Tomb Raider, Dead Space and, most recently, The Order. He joins us this Wednesday, 6 May, at 2pm, to answer your questions. Do you have something to ask him?
Read the full chat here.