Jason will be helping kick off VGM Academy LIVE, a series of live interviews and Q&As with game industry composers and musicians. Tune into the interview tomorrow, Thursday, April 30th from 2:45 – 3:45pm EST via http://vgmacademy.com/live
First trailer for The Dark Pictures Anthology: Little Hope features original score
The first trailer for The Dark Pictures Anthology: Little Hope is now online and features almost 2:30 minutes of Jason’s original music! This is a rare example of when a game’s original score is also used in the game’s trailer. The Dark Pictures Anthology: Little Hope will be available Summer 2020 on PC, PS4, and XB1. Watch the trailer on YouTube.
Best Original Score for a Video Game or Interactive Media – Special Mention
Jason is participating in two sessions at the 2020 Game Developers Conference:
Fascinating Rhythm: Bending the Power of Drums and Groove to Your Will In this session, Jason will break down his rhythmic approach to composing music from a drummer’s perspective, including creative patterns for drums/percussion and writing orchestral action music in odd time signatures. Topics will include musical phrasing and its impact on gameplay, creating grooves that support the in-game action and how properly layering rhythms can build to a satisfying interactive game experience. More info on GDC website.
The Art of Rejection Five composers will bring to light the realities of the composer demo process, with a specific emphasis on the MANY times they have each been rejected. The conversation will cover the emotional and professional aspects of rejection, as well as the more controversial aspects of this practice (such as accepting unpaid demos, as well as undertaking large expenses in the process). More info on GDC website.
Ask Audio Feature: How To Create Horror Video Game Scores
“Long gone are the days when you picked up a game just because of its box art. When it comes to horror, the player is already in the mindset of immersing themselves in a horror environment; they’re prepared for a scary experience before they’ve even pressed start. That’s where the composers come in.” Read the full article here.
“Home To Me” Remix Announcement
The Moss OST is finally here, and to celebrate, Jason is hosting a remix contest with of the Moss song “Home To Me” featuring the fabulous singer Malukah. Ten tracks will be picked and featured on Jason’s YouTube channel, Audio Ark. Prizes include signed copies of the game, soundtrack and sheet music. More information here.
Fans Score Big with the Moss Original Soundtrack
The world of Moss will soon extend beyond the virtual reality headset with the release of the Moss Soundtrack, dropping across major digital retailers August 3, 2018. As a special thank you to fans, Polyarc is gifting the full digital soundtrack to everyone who has purchased the game. For all other music enthusiasts, the Moss Soundtrack is now available for pre-order at digital retailers such as Bandcamp, iTunes, Google Play, and Amazon.
Playstation In Concert at the Royal Albert Hall
Featuring themes from chart-topping games, this exhilarating live show – with a full symphony orchestra, guest presenter and spectacular light display – takes you on a musical journey, celebrating some of the most memorable gaming music from the past 20 years. Music from Jason’s scores to Moss and The Order: 1886 are among the selections.
Moss Original VR Score
Jason has scored the charming and beautifully animated storybook adventure Moss, by Polyarc Games, hailed as the best PlayStation VR experience ever. The score features a small group of live soloists to portray the tiny, mouse protagonist Quill.
Lone Echo and Echo Arena
“In Lone Echo’s single player story, you’ll be transported to an advanced mining facility within the rings of Saturn, complete with a detailed space station, expansive outer-space environments, and interactive space equipment.” Ready At Dawn called on Jason once more for a unique score to highlight the relationship between humans and the first sentient android in the year 2126.
The original music for Lone Echo and Echo Arena combines ambient, analog synth soundscapes with gritty drums and features the ethereal vocals of Malukah. An official soundtrack will be released shortly. Lone Echo and Echo Arena are available July 20, 2017.