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Game Changer Series: From Console to Concert
November 5, 2021 @ 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm PDT
The SCL Presents
GAME CHANGER SEMINAR SERIES
FROM CONSOLE TO CONCERT:
NAVIGATING SCORES FROM SCREEN TO STAGE
in association with White Bear PR & EA Music
CONVERSATION LED BY COMPOSER & SCL BOARD MEMBER
FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 5
12:00-1:30pm PT // 3:00-4:30pm ET
YouTube Live Stream
The gaming industry is becoming even bigger than film and television. With video game scores garnering international attention, video game concerts have also become a booming industry. This workshop explores how video game scores have gone from “bleeps and bloops” to fully produced live orchestral performances.
Tommy Tallarico is a veritable video game industry icon. As one of the most successful video game composers in history, he has helped revolutionize the gaming world, creating unique audio landscapes that enhance the video gaming experience. He is considered the person most instrumental in changing the game industry from bleeps & bloops to real music now appreciated worldwide by billions of fans. As a well-recognized on-air television personality, live performer, show producer, creative director, game console CEO/President, sound designer, and composer, Tommy brings his in-depth knowledge, years of experience, and love of cutting edge multimedia and pop culture to the masses. Tommy has worked in the gaming industry as a designer, product manager, producer, writer, hardware executive, games tester, and head of both the music and video departments. He produced, co-created, wrote, and co-hosted 3 internationally award-winning syndicated and network television shows as well as created, produced, and hosted the continuing worldwide touring sensation Video Games Live.
Since 2010 he has become a highly sought-after live show creative director/producer. Clients include Disney, MGM, Blizzard/Activision, Capcom, and artists such as Aerosmith, Led Zeppelin & EDM artist BT. In 2018 he was named CEO/President of legacy video game company Intellivision Entertainment to help launch a brand new home video game system called the Intellivision Amico.
Russell Brower is a three-time Emmy Award winner, Composer, Musical Director, and Conductor. For over a decade, Brower was the Senior Director of Audio and Lead Composer at Blizzard Entertainment, developer and publisher of the World of Warcraft, Diablo III, StarCraft II, Overwatch, and Hearthstone franchises. Previously, Brower served as a Principal Media Designer and Music Director at Walt Disney Imagineering, creators of Disney’s theme parks worldwide. As an independent composer and sound artist, he has worked on such projects as Animaniacs, Batman: The Animated Series, and many other series, specials, and films. He serves on the Board of Directors of the Society of Composers & Lyricists and is a member of NATAS and NARAS. “Invincible”, from his score for World of Warcraft: Wrath of the Lich King, made its first appearance in the Classic FM Hall of Fame Top 300 in April 2014 at no 52.
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FREE for current SCL members (click HERE to check membership status).
Attendees will receive a YouTube Live Stream link approximately 10 minutes before the Seminar starts. The link will be emailed, from Eventbrite.
Attendees can ask questions using YouTube Livestream chat.