The Big Index 2024: Articles for Game Music Composers
Composer Winifred Phillips
by Winifred Phillips
1w ago
By Winifred Phillips | Contact | Follow Hey everybody! I’m video game music composer Winifred Phillips, author of the book A Composer’s Guide to Game Music. Since the publication of my book by the MIT Press, I’ve maintained a monthly series of articles designed to expand upon the content of that book and enable further exploration of related topics. Inspired by my more recent video game projects in popular franchises such as Jurassic World, Lineage, and Sackboy, these articles have delved into subjects ranging from interactivity, to music theory, to business and networking. The ..read more
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Importance of Contrast (The Game Music of Jurassic World Primal Ops: GDC 2023)
Composer Winifred Phillips
by Winifred Phillips
1M ago
By Winifred Phillips | Contact | Follow Hello there! I’m video game composer Winifred Phillips.  In March of 2023, I gave a lecture entitled “Chaos Theory: The Music of Jurassic World Primal Ops” during the Game Developers Conference 2023.  This lecture was named one of the most popular presentations at GDC 2023, and is currently nominated for a Game Audio Network Guild Award for Best Game Audio Presentation.  Every year, after I present at this popular yearly conference, I release the complete content of my lecture in a series of free articles.  This is the ..read more
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Cultural Influences in the game music composition of Secrets of Skeifa Island
Composer Winifred Phillips
by Winifred Phillips
2M ago
By Winifred Phillips | Contact | Follow Hey everyone!  I’m video game composer Winifred Phillips.  One of my latest projects was the music for the game Secrets of Skeifa Island.  Developed by Wild River Games and published for the Nintendo Switch, Secrets of Skeifa Island allows players to wander a lovingly designed Nordic-inspired landscape.  The game centers on a quest to find a mysterious white ghost horse, uncover an ancient legend, and reveal a mythical realm hidden somewhere on the island.  My music for this game has already won two NYX Game Award ..read more
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Kinetics and the 12 Tone Approach (The Game Music of Jurassic World Primal Ops: GDC 2023)
Composer Winifred Phillips
by Winifred Phillips
3M ago
By Winifred Phillips | Contact | Follow Hey everybody! I’m video game composer Winifred Phillips, and I’m happy to welcome you to the fifth installment in this series of articles based on my Game Developers Conference 2023 lecture, “Chaos Theory: The Music of Jurassic World Primal Ops.” I’ve included the content of my GDC lecture in these articles, accompanied by all of the included videos, sound files, and many of the illustrations from my GDC 2023 conference presentation. During the previous four articles in this series, we learned about Jurassic World Primal Ops – the latest ..read more
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Polytonality (The Game Music of Jurassic World Primal Ops: GDC 2023)
Composer Winifred Phillips
by Winifred Phillips
4M ago
By Winifred Phillips | Contact | Follow Hello there! I’m video game composer Winifred Phillips.  Welcome to the fourth article in my series based on my GDC 2023 lecture, “Chaos Theory: The Music of Jurassic World Primal Ops.” Before we continue with the article series, I’d like to share some related news – the Academy of Interactive & Visual Arts just awarded my music for Jurassic World Primal Ops with a 2023 Gold in the W3 Awards!  This is the 18th year that the AIVA has recognized “heroes of digital creativity,” and I’m thrilled that my music for this project wa ..read more
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Quartal Chords and Chromatics (The Game Music of Jurassic World Primal Ops: GDC 2023)
Composer Winifred Phillips
by Winifred Phillips
6M ago
By Winifred Phillips | Contact | Follow Glad you’re here! I’m video game composer Winifred Phillips, and this is the second article in my series based on my Game Developers Conference 2023 presentation, “Chaos Theory: The Music of Jurassic World Primal Ops.” In the lecture I gave last March at GDC, I shared my creative process composing music for a project in the famous Jurassic Park / Jurassic World franchise. During this article series, I’ll be sharing the substance of that GDC 2023 presentation, supplemented by the audio and video examples I used, along with some of the best ..read more
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Tonic Pivot (The Game Music of Jurassic World Primal Ops: GDC 2023)
Composer Winifred Phillips
by Winifred Phillips
7M ago
By Winifred Phillips | Contact | Follow Hi! I’m video game composer Winifred Phillips.  In March, I gave a presentation at the Game Developers Conference 2023 – a top industry event with lectures and panels from lots of different experts in all the varied disciplines within the field of game development.  My lecture was entitled “Chaos Theory in Game Music.” It focused on my musical score for the Jurassic World Primal Ops video game, and it was rated by GDC attendees as one of the best sessions of GDC 2023!  So awesome to participate once again in one of the best ..read more
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BBC Sound of Gaming Interview: Winifred Phillips Discusses Game Music Composition
Composer Winifred Phillips
by Winifred Phillips
8M ago
By Winifred Phillips | Contact | Follow Delighted you’re here!  I’m video game composer Winifred Phillips, and earlier this month, I was honored to be interviewed for the BBC Radio 3 program Sound of Gaming, hosted by Louise Blain.  BBC Radio 3 specializes in classical music, which means that the Sound of Gaming program is especially unique among that network’s program line-up.  Focusing on exceptional musical compositions from the awesome world of video games, the Sound of Gaming show has been airing regularly since 2019, bringing classical music listeners into ..read more
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Super Mario Bros. video game theme song honored by Library of Congress (NPR Interview)
Composer Winifred Phillips
by Winifred Phillips
9M ago
By Winifred Phillips | Contact | Follow So happy you’ve joined us!  Each year, the Library of Congress adds a list of top recordings to its National Recording Registry, and The Sounds Of America radio series devotes an episode to each of the recordings selected for preservation that year.  Recently I was interviewed for an episode of The Sounds Of America radio series on National Public Radio, in order to provide some background and musical context to one of the latest additions to the National Recording Registry – the famous theme to the Super Mario Bros. video game ..read more
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Anatomy of a Game Music Track: Composing Music for Skyweaver
Composer Winifred Phillips
by Winifred Phillips
11M ago
Delighted you’re here!  I’m video game composer Winifred Phillips, and welcome to another article exploring the art and craft of game music composition!  If you’re a reader of my previous articles, you’ll know that they usually include discussions of large-scale music systems and best game-wide composition strategies.  Lately, it occurred to me that we might benefit from stepping away from this holistic approach, allowing us to focus on the creation of a single piece of game music.  With that in mind, in this article we’ll be examining the structure and composition of a si ..read more
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