Honoring Traditional Music in Video Game Scores

Mar 14, 2023

10:00am – 11:00am CT

Recording: Honoring Traditional Music in Video Game Scores, Mar 14, 2023

Western media has a long history of relying on stereotypes when incorporating the traditional music of non-Western cultures in a soundtrack. As global awareness and communication has increased, there have been calls for deeper and more authentic representation. This talk will examine how games have approached this from both a composer and performer perspective with some examples from games like Guild Wars 2: End of Dragons, Ghost of Tsushima, Shadow of the Tomb Raider, and more.

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Úyanga Bold

Úyanga Bold

Chad Cannon

Invisible Sea Productions

Maclaine Diemer

First Name Maclaine, LLC

Brian D'Oliveira

La Hacienda Creative

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