The Theory and Practice of Writing Music for Games (Hardcover)

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The Theory and Practice of Writing Music for Games (Hardcover)


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Along with music composition theory, this book includes a multitude of clearly defined hands-on projects and exercises, designed to prepare the reader to go out into the field with a complete understanding of the art and craft of music composition for games and visual media.

Steve Horowitz is a creator of odd but highly accessible sounds and a diverse and prolific musician. Perhaps best known as a composer and producer for his original soundtrack to the Academy Award-nominated film "Super Size Me.", Steve is also a noted expert in the field of sound for games. As audio director at Nickelodeon Digital, he has literally worked on hundreds of well known titles, projects that have garnered multiple Kid Screen, Webby, and Broadcast Design awards. Horowitz also received a Grammy Award in recognition of his engineering work on the multi-artist release, "True Life Blues: The Songs of Bill Monroe [Sugar Hill]." Best Bluegrass Album" (1996). The artist behind thirty one albums of mind bending original music, Steve currently resides in San Francisco.Scott Looney is a passionate artist, soundsmith, educator, and curriculum developer who has been helping students understand the basic concepts and practices behind the creation of content for interactive media and games for over fifteen years. He pioneered interactive online audio courses for the Academy Of Art University, and has also taught at Ex'pression College, Cogswell College, Pyramind Training, UC SantaCruz, City College SF, SF State University and Oregon State University. He has created compelling sounds for audiences, game developers and ad agencies alike across a broad spectrum of genres and styles, from contemporary music to experimental noise. In addition to his work in game audio and education, he is currently researching procedural and generative sound applications in games, and mastering the art of code.
Product Details ISBN: 9781032540085
ISBN-10: 1032540087
Publisher: CRC Press
Publication Date: January 25th, 2024
Pages: 228
Language: English