PAX Prime 2014 Preview on Top Score (Part One)

by Emily Reese, Minnesota Public Radio
August 21, 2014
LISTEN

St. Paul, Minn. — The "Maestros of Video Games" panel features six composers. On today's episode of Top Score, you'll get to know three of them a bit better.

Martin O'Donnell is best known for his music to nearly every game in the Halo series. O'Donnell was instrumental in encouraging developers to release soundtracks from games.

O'Donnell's newest project is for the highly-anticipated Destiny, the most expensive game ever made (at a cool $500 million). Paul McCartney also contributed music for Destiny's score.

Darren Korb is from Supergiant Games, the studio that gave us Bastion, and most recently, Transistor.

Korb isn't an orchestral guy, but he sure nails whatever sound he's aiming for. The soundtrack he wrote for Bastion was critically acclaimed, and he followed that with another fantastic score for Transistor.

Oleksa Lozowchuk scored the most recent games in the Dead Rising series. I'm new to Lozowchuk's music, and I absolutely love it. He has a way with a song, and writes terrific instrumental music as well.


comments powered by Disqus

On Now

Music Through The Night®
Scott Blankenship
Listen to the Stream
  • Symphony No. 8 1:09 Ludwig van Beethoven
    Orchestra of the 18th Century
    Frans Bruggen
    Buy Now
  • Beau Soir (Beautiful Evening) 1:06 Claude Debussy
    Lynn Harrell, cello
    Bruno Canino, piano
    Buy Now
Playlist
Other MPR Radio Streams
Choral Stream
MPR News
Radio Heartland

You can now listen to Classical and Choral Music on your iOS (iPhone, iPod Touch, and iPad) or Android device.

Classical Notes Blog

Read more