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Game Changer Series: Scoring in the Sky
November 2, 2021 @ 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm PDT
The SCL Presents
GAME CHANGER SEMINAR SERIES
SCORING IN THE SKY:
A RETROSPECTIVE LOOK AT BIOSHOCK INFINITE
in association with White Bear PR & EA Music
COMPOSER & SCL BOARD MEMBER
CONVERSATION LED BY SCL COO
TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 2
12:00-1:30pm PT // 3:00-4:30pm ET
YouTube Live Stream
Join us for a presentation on the BAFTA-award winning score for Bioshock Infinite. The critically acclaimed game permitted a radical approach to the score which was mocked-up with live ensembles. Using influences of early American composers such as Charles Ives, Stephen Foster, and American Folk music, Garry Schyman will look back at the inspirations that made Bioshock Infinite an iconic masterpiece, as it is now known.
Composer Garry Schyman‘s award-winning music can be heard in nearly every audio-visual media, including feature films, prime-time television, and video games. His haunting orchestral scores for the globally acclaimed video games BioShock, BioShock 2, and BioShock Infinite have earned him multiple awards, including top honors for Best Original Score from the British Academy of Film & Television (BAFTA) and the Academy of Interactive Arts & Sciences (AIAS), and earlier this year the recipient of the SCL’s Outstanding Original Score for Interactive Media for his work on Metamorphosis.
Schyman is notable for his versatility of style and unique ability to fluidly draw from multiple eclectic sources of inspiration. He captured the fantasy world of Tolkien for the adventure game Middle-Earth: Shadow of Mordor (nominated for a BAFTA award) and Middle Earth: Shadow of War, and paid playful homage to ’50s sci-fi with his score for the 2005 game Destroy All Humans!. He accelerated heartbeats with his thunderous orchestral scores in action games like Resistance: Retribution and Dante’s Inferno, and gave a nod to the hypnotic style of Bernard Herrmann in the mystery game Voyeur.
Schyman has just finished scoring Forspoken with Bear McCreary which will be released in the Spring of 2022. Schyman serves on the SCL Board of Directors.
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