Crystal Dynamics Community and Communications Manager, Meagan Marie, will be interviewing Tomb Raider (2013) composer Jason Graves on Tuesday the 19th of February for the next episode of the Crystal Habit Podcast. Marie has offered MoTR an exclusive slot in the podcast to feature questions answered by the composer in person. Kindly she has allowed us to extend this invitation to the community*.
Have questions about my score to the new Tomb Raider? I'll be presenting "The Instrument" live and answering... fb.me/2CNdFDl3N— Jason Graves (@jgmusic) February 18, 2013
As an award winner himself, Graves is set to speak at following BAFTA industry event "Lights, Camera, Action Hero: The Making of a Blockbuster Through the Eyes of Lara Croft". The topic is the convergence of game and film music score, using his latest project, Tomb Raider, as an example. The composer was interviewed at the end of last year by Zachary Levi in the Sound of Survival, where he elaborates on the classical drive behind the Tomb Raider score:
"Yeah I'm kind of going directly back to the source; Prokofiev, Tchaikovsky... even for some of the scarier stuff you've got Penderetsky who's a polish composer... It goes back to ballets, or opera. Which is kind of the precursor to film and video game - they were telling a story. That's what I love about that kind of music; it tells a story. Even if you don't know the plot you can listen to it. And film music's the same way." - Jason Graves
*For the podcast: We will select 2-3 questions only from the comments selection below by 2:00am, Pacific Standard Time, Tuesday 19th February.
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