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Wednesday, May 9 • 1:30pm - 2:45pm
Ode to Joystick: The Video Game Music Upgrade

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Time to level up, everybody. Settle in for insights straight from the composers behind the heart-pounding soundscapes of Call of Duty, Bioshock, World of Warcraft, Fortnite and more! Explore every easter egg, every sweeping score and sonic boom. These industry pros will school you on the particulars of scoring for the gaming world, the current state of video game music and where we go from here. Game on, EXPO!

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Jason Hayes

Music Director, Riot Games
A multiple award-winning composer, Jason Hayes is well known for his long-standing relationship with Blizzard Entertainment, contributing music to their games set in the popular worlds of Warcraft, Starcraft, and Diablo. He was the lead composer of the original release of World of... Read More →

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Marco Beltrami

Composer - Fortnite, A Quiet Place, Hurt Locker, World War Z
MARCO BELTRAMI is a two-time Oscar nominated composer. He has collaborated with many iconic film directors including Kathryn Bigelow, James Mangold, Robert Rodriguez, Luc Besson, Guillermo Del Toro, Wes Craven, Alex Proyas, Jonathan Mostow, Roland Joffé, Len Wiseman, Jodie Foster... Read More →
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Wilbert Roget II

Composer - Call of Duty: WWII, Star Wars: The Old Republic, Guild Wars II: Path of Fire
Wilbert Roget, II is a veteran composer in the video game industry. Hejoined LucasArts as a staff composer in 2008, where he scored severalgames in the Star Wars universe, including Star Wars: The OldRepublic and Star Wars: First Assault. He later became a freelancewriter, scoring Call... Read More →
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Eímear Noone

Composer - World of Warcraft, Mirrors, The Hole
Eímear Noone is a California based award-winning Irish composer and conductor. She has composed extensively for film and video games. She is responsible for some of the most enduring soundscapes on World of Warcraft and other best-selling video games. She has conducted orchestras... Read More →
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Garry Schyman

Composer - Bioshock, Middle-Earth: Shadow of Mordor, Dante’s Inferno
BAFTA-winning composer Garry Schyman is one of the world’s most celebrated voices in video game music as evidenced by his award-winning scores to the BioShock game series, as well as dozens of hit games, films, and television productions. Schyman has most notably given the universe... Read More →
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Pinar Toprak

Composer - Fortnite, Krypton, The Angel
Award-winning composer Pinar Toprak has written music for an impressive number of diverse movies and distinguished filmmakers with over 40 feature film credits to date. She is currently scoring the Superman prequel series for the SYFY channel, “Krypton,” created by David Goyer... Read More →

Wednesday May 9, 2018 1:30pm - 2:45pm PDT
Hollywood ABC