Monday, February 17, 2014

PAX EAST 2014 COMPOSER PANEL "MAESTROS OF VIDEO GAMES"


Featuring the award-winning composers of BIOSHOCK INFINITE, BORDERLANDS, BROKEN AGE, DESTROY ALL HUMANS!, FALLOUT, GOD OF WAR, GRIM FANDANGO, HALO, MASS EFFECT, PRINCE OF PERSIA, PLANTS Vs ZOMBIES, RAYMAN, RED STEEL, SLY COOPER and many more!

 

PAX Condor Theatre
Boston Convention & Exhibition Center
Saturday, April 12th
12.30pm
Boston, MA - What does it take to write music for video games? Hear from six of the industry's most accomplished composers with diverse musical backgrounds as they share their experiences and discuss the craft of scoring music for some of the most popular franchises in interactive entertainment.

The PAX East 2014 composer panel "Maestros of Video Games" will feature award-winning composers:

Garry Schyman
BIOSHOCK INFINITE, BIOSHOCK 1&2, DANTE'S INFERNO, DESTROY ALL HUMANS!

Peter McConnell
BROKEN AGE, PLANTS Vs. ZOMBIES 2, SLY COOPER Series, BRUTAL LEGEND, PSYCHONAUTS, GRIM FANDANGO.

Cris Velasco
COMPANY OF HEROES 2, MASS EFFECT 3, BORDERLANDS 1&2, CLIVE BARKER'S JERICHO, GOD OF WAR Series.

Tom Salta
HALO: SPARTAN ASSAULT, HALO: COMBAT EVOLVED ANNIVERSARY, GHOST RECON Series, RED STEEL 1&2.

Mark Morgan
WASTELAND 2, TORMENT: TIDES OF NUMENERA, FALLOUT 1&2, FALLOUT: NEW VEGAS.

Billy Martin
RAYMAN LEGENDS, RAYMAN ORIGINS.

Moderated by Emily Reese, Host & Producer of Minnesota Public Radio's "Top Score" podcast. Attendees will receive a complimentary soundtrack sampler courtesy of premier video game soundtrack label Sumthing Else Music Works. The panel will be followed by a Meet & Greet / Signing Session.

For more information:

PAX East 2014 "Maestros of Video Games" Panel

http://east.paxsite.com/schedule/panel/maestros-of-video-games

Sunday, February 16, 2014

SUMTHING ELSE MUSIC WORKS ANNOUNCES RELEASE OF THIEF ORIGINAL VIDEO GAME SOUNDTRACK


Original Score to Next-Gen Reboot of Stealth Video Game Series Available on CD and for Digital Download on February 25 

New York (February 14, 2014) - Sumthing Else Music Works, the premier record label dedicated to licensing and distributing video game soundtracks, proudly presents THIEF™ Director's Cut Original Soundtrack featuring the original music score from the highly anticipated next generation action-stealth videogame published by SQUARE ENIX and developed by Eidos-Montréal, the award winning studio behind the critically acclaimed DEUS EX: HUMAN REVOLUTION®. The THIEF Original Soundtrack is scheduled for a worldwide physical release on February 25, 2014 to retail outlets through Sumthing Else Music Works, and simultaneously for digital download at iTunes, Amazon.com, Sumthing.com, and other digital music sites. 

Composer Luc St. Pierre's dark, ominous and atmospheric original score for THIEF draws on a variety of dramatic musical influences including classical orchestra recorded with the FILMharmonic Orchestra Prague, as well as electroacoustic compositions and electronic soundscapes. Music samples are available at www.Sumthing.com


Garrett, the Master Thief, steps out of the shadows into The City. With the Baron's Watch spreading a rising tide of fear and oppression, a mysterious sickness grips the streets. Led by Orion, the voice of the people, the citizens rise in bloody revolution. 


Garrett's thieving skills are all he can trust as he walks the fine line between politics and the people, entangled in layers of conflict. With time running out, the Master Thief unravels a terrible secret from his dark past that ultimately threatens to tear his world apart.


THIEF is released for PC, PS3, PS4, Xbox 360 and Xbox One on February 25, 2014 in North America and on February 28, 2014 in all other regions. For more information on THIEF visit www.thiefgame.com.


For more information on Sumthing Else Music Works and its complete catalog of soundtracks, visit www.sumthing.com, like us at Facebook.com/SumthingElseMusicWorks and follow us on Twitter @SumthingDigital


About Luc St. Pierre
Born in Ottawa, Canada, Luc St. Pierre studied piano for many years while performing in a variety of musical ensembles before entering the Université de Montréal to pursue his interests in orchestral and electroacoustic composition with Alan Belkin and Marcelles Deschesnes. He subsequently worked in both the U.K. and Belgium collaborating with several world-renowned producers to develop his eclectic and highly original style. Nominated three times for a prestigious Gémeaux Award in the category of Best Music For Drama, Luc St. Pierre's work can also be heard in the Academy Award and Director's Guild of America nominated documentary feature, "PRISONER OF PARADISE". His recent scores include the film "THE LADY IN NUMBER 6" nominated for Best Documentary Short at the 86th Academy Awards and the action-stealth video game "THIEF" for Eidos-Montréal and Square Enix. Prior to his film composing career, Luc St. Pierre wrote and produced music with the alternative techno/rock bands ANGELS AND QUARKS co-produced by Gilles Martin with remixes by Gareth Jones (Depeche Mode), and CHIWAWA, recorded at Wayne Hussey's (The Mission) personal studio and mixed by Steve Whitfield (The Cure). Luc St. Pierre's work continues to draw on an eclectic range of musical influences, allowing him to create masterful compositions in genres as diverse as trip-hop and electronic soundscapes, to classical orchestral scores of great sophistication and beauty. 

About SUMTHING ELSE MUSIC WORKS 
Since its creation in the late 1990s by the world-renowned songwriter, musician and record producer, Nile Rodgers, Sumthing Else Music Works has become the acknowledged industry leader in licensing and distributing video game soundtracks. Possessing full in-house services worldwide, from retail marketing and sales through physical and digital distribution, Sumthing is partnered with the world's leading video game developers and publishers including BioWare, Bungie, Capcom, Crystal Dynamics, Crytek, Deep Silver, Eidos-Montreal, Epic Games, Gearbox Software, Konami, Microsoft, Sega, Sony and Square-Enix. Their catalog of titles includes the best-selling video game soundtrack of all time, Halo 2: Volume One, as well as award-winning and critically acclaimed titles including: Thief, Castlevania: Lords of Shadow 2, Dead Rising 3, Castlevania: Lords of Shadow, Company of Heroes 2, Tomb Raider, Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance, Jet Set Radio, Journey, Borderlands 2, Darksiders II, Deus Ex: Human Revolution, Gears of War 3, Warhammer 40,000: Space Marine, Halo: Reach, Fable III, God of War III, Uncharted 2, Halo 3: ODST, Dark Void, Borderlands, InFamous, Resident Evil 5, Street Fighter IV, Halo Wars, Halo Trilogy, Gears of War 2, Fable II, Crysis, Advent Rising, Fable, Gears of War, Halo: Combat Evolved, Halo 2 Volume Two, Halo 3, Hitman: Blood Money, Hitman: Contracts, Jade Empire, Kameo: Elements of Power, Mass Effect, Red Steel, Freedom Fighters and many others. Sumthing Else Music Works and Sumthing Distribution logos are copyright of their respective companies. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

About THIEF 
THIEF is the reinvention of a classic franchise that allows players to step into the silent shoes of Garrett, a dark and solitary thief with an unrivaled set of skills. The most challenging heists, the most inaccessible loot, the best kept secrets: nothing is out of Garrett's reach. 

Official Website: http://www.thiefgame.com/ 

Official Youtube: http://www.youtube.com/thief 
Official Facebook page:  https://www.facebook.com/Thief
Official Twitter: https://twitter.com/Thief

THIEF, the THIEF logo, EIDOS-MONTRÉAL, SQUARE ENIX and the SQUARE ENIX logo, are registered trademarks or trademarks of the Square Enix Group. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.