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Game Changers: Scoring a Galaxy Far, Far Away
May 4 @ 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm PDT
MODERATED BY ANDREW KROP
White Bear PR
WEDNESDAY, MAY 4
12:00-2:00pm PT // 3:00-5:00pm ET
YouTube Live Stream
The video game industry has evolved into a massive and influential presence in media entertainment. Game music has likewise grown exponentially with devoted followings, millions of sales and streams, mainstream soundtrack releases, and even fully-orchestrated concerts worldwide. Meet the group of composers scoring the most iconic franchise in film history, and learn how they’re maintaining the integrity of Star Wars music in video games and beyond while also adding their own signatures to its scoring legacy.
Stephen Barton‘s extensive credits as a composer span the entire Titanfall franchise, including the battle royale game Apex Legends, for which he has written all the music over thirteen seasons, with well over 125 million regular players worldwide. He has also scored Star Wars: Jedi Fallen Order, alongside Gordy Haab, which received the inaugural SCL award for Interactive Music in 2020, as well as the “Music of the Year” award at the G.A.N.G. Awards. Other major recent projects include Multiversus, Watch Dogs: Legion, 12 Monkeys, and Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Remastered, as well as documentary work with natural History New Zealand.
He has also music to over four dozen major feature film and television projects, collaborating closely with Michael Apted, Sir Anthony Hopkins, James Cameron, Andrew Adamson, Dan Ireland, Tom Dolby, and others. He is heavily involved in the emerging field of spatial and immersive audio (including 3D Audio, Ambisonics, and Atmos), consulting to BBC Worldwide, Qualcomm, Dolby, and Syng. He is a member of the Abbey Road Spatial Audio forum and on the Grammy immersive audio committee.
Gordy Haab is a composer for films, games, and television, who was recently named one of the “Top 10 Composers to Watch” by Variety magazine, and the “Heir Apparent to John Williams” by Billboard magazine. Haab began his Star Wars Journey as one of the original composers for Star Wars: The Old Republic and has since become well-known for composing music for many of the top-grossing top-grossing Star Wars game titles – including, Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order which he scored alongside Stephen Barton – winning the inaugural Society Of Composers & Lyricists Award for Outstanding Music for Interactive Media; Star Wars: Squadrons, which won the G.A.N.G. Award for Music Of The Year; as well as Star Wars: Battlefront I and Star Wars: Battlefront II, which won the ASCAP Composers Choice Award for Best Music and the G.A.N.G. Awards for Music Of The Year, Best Interactive Score, and Best Instrumental Score.
A few of Haab’s other credits include Microsoft’s Halo Wars 2, Tencent Film’s epic film series, The Fengshen Trilogy, Disney & Lucasfilm’s Star Wars: Jedi Temple Challenge, Microsoft’s Kinect: Star Wars, LucasArt’s Indiana Jones and the Staff of Kings, Anchor Bay’s Behind The Mask: The Rise of Leslie Vernon, MTV’s The Truth Below, OWN’s The Judd’s, NetEase’s The Land Of Glory, and VH-1’s Scream Queens among many others.
Kevin Kiner is an Annie Award-winning composer who has also been honored with multiple Emmy and other Annie nominations, and has won 18 BMI Film & TV Awards, making him one of the most versatile and sought-after composers in Hollywood. Over more than a decade, working with George Lucas and Dave Filoni, Kevin scored all seven seasons of Star Wars: The Clone Wars, which earned him the 2021 Annie Award for “Best Music – TV/Media” for the series finale episode Victory and Death. He is also known for his scores for both Star Wars: Rebels and the Disney+ spinoff series Star Wars: The Bad Batch. His other diverse credits include co-scoring James Gunn’s Peacemaker with Clint Mansell for HBO Max, Netflix’s Narcos: Mexico, HBO Max’s Titans, and Doom Patrol, Showtime’s City On A Hill, AMC’s hit series Hell On Wheels, CBS’s CSI: Miami, and CW’s Jane The Virgin.
From his intimate, soloistic guitar music to his grand orchestral music, Kevin has transported audiences from deserts to metropolises – and even to a galaxy far, far away.
Blake “Blakus: Robinson is an Australian film, game, and trailer composer. His music has been featured in trailers for franchises including Avatar: Frontiers of Pandora, Battlefield V, Apex Legends, and more. Performing as a cellist from an early age, Blake developed a passion for the orchestra and now produces orchestrally driven music in a range of styles.
Blake has been entrusted with the Star Wars brand with music featured in over 25 trailers and spots for Star Wars games and movies including Star Wars: The Ride of Skywalker, Star Wars: Battlefront 2, Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order, and more. He has collaborated with Electronic Arts, Sony Interactive Entertainment, Respawn, DICE, and Motive Studios to create music that aims to combine the wonder of John Williams’ pure orchestral mastery with modern production techniques. Blake has also scored two Star Wars short films in collaboration with EA and Industrial Light and Magic (ILM), Star Wars: Squadrons – Hunted, and Star Wars: The Old Republic – Disorder.
Andrew Krop is a publicist with White Bear PR, specializing in publicity for film, television, and video game composers. He has worked as a screenwriter and story editor, sharing writing credit on the independent horror features Killer Therapy and The Chosen.
Andrew is also a contributing writer for Go Local Flathead Valley magazine in Montana, where he now lives with his husband and small menagerie of plants and animals. A lifelong fan of all things ‘Star Wars’ and an avid video gamer, Andrew is thrilled to moderate for the Game Changers Seminar Series.
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Attendees will be emailed a Screening Link upon Registration and a Q&A YouTube Live Stream link on Wednesday, May 4, 10 minutes before Q&A start.
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