Music for Digital Media
First lecture back at uni after christmas and new year and i’m really quite excited about this module. In Music in Context last semester we looked into music and film – one of the task being to produce a soundtrack to a short piece of film of our choosing (I choose a section from David Attenboroughs ‘Creatures of the Deep’). I really enjoyed the task and it seems that this module will greatly expand on this area of music, starting next week looking into composers such as Danny Elfman (Beetlejuice, Batman, Men in Black amongst many others) and John Williams (Star Wars, Indiana Jones, Minority Report and almost all of Steven Spielberg’s films). Also the module is set to look into creating music for computer games, an area I am am extremely interested in. Being an avid gamer I find that the music is just as integral to the enjoyment of the game as the graphics and gameplay. Soundtracks from games such as ‘Splinter Cell – Chaos Theory’ (by Amon Tobin and also released as an album ) and the ‘Ratchet and Clank’ series (by David Bergeaud) have really impressed me and I think that writing game music is a direction I would very much like to take.
So work to do this week involves watching ‘Minority Report’ and ‘Batman’ then doing some research into Danny Elfman and John Williams. I’ll probably be playing some games too (but can get away with saying that i’m doing research of game music!!!!)