Games music composers to gather at SoundTrack Cologne 16 (28th-31st August 2019).

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Big names from the games industry at SoundTrack Cologne 16: With Jack Wall (“Call of Duty: Black Ops II-IIII”), Wilbert Roget, II (“Call of Duty: WWII”, “Mortal Kombat 11”) and Michael McCann (“Deus Ex: Human Revolution”), SoundTrack_Cologne announced the first speakers for their 16th conference.

As every year, the conference is divided in the three different themed days “Music for Games” (August 29th), “Music for Film” (August 30th) and “Music for TV Series” (August 31st). Within the scope of the Theme Day “Music in Games”, the composers speak about their upcoming projects, challenges of video game composing, personal experiences and will be available for questions from the audience. Accreditation for SoundTrack_Cologne 16 is now available and for all “Early Birds” there is a discount when booking before July 1st, CEST. With a full accreditation, the access to all regular conference events and the film screenings is free of charge.

Jack Wall is an ASCAP award-winning and BAFTA nominated composer best known for his scores for popular video game franchises such as Call of Duty: Black Ops II, III & IIII, Mass Effect I & II, the Myst series, Jade Empire and several other franchises winning multiple awards for his work. Most recently Wall scored the supernatural drama television series Shadowhunters: The Mortal Instruments. He was co-founder of The Game Audio Network Guild and is a frequent speaker at various educational institutions such as Columbia College and Berklee College in Boston.

Wilbert Roget, II writes scores with memorable themes for several diverse titles, including Call of Duty: WWII, Mortal Kombat 11, Lara Croft and the Temple of Osiris, and Star Wars: The Old Republic. His scores have earned him several awards and nominations from the Game Audio Network Guild, the Academy of Interactive Arts and Sciences (D.I.C.E. Awards), and others. Roget also co-founded Impact Soundworks, a successful music software company and gives lectures about games music at the Game Developers Conference, SF Conservatory of Music and the Yale University among others.

Michael McCann is currently working on Borderlands 3, the highly anticipated sequel to one of the best-selling franchises in gaming. As lead composer, he has scored games such as Deus Ex: Human Revolution & Mankind Divided, XCOM: Enemy Unknown & Enemy Within and Splinter Cell: Double Agent. His 20-year long career in music includes work for some of the biggest companies in entertainment, including Ubisoft, Discovery Channel and Paramount Pictures. For his music for games, television and film he received a Clio Award and nominations for prizes like the BAFTA or the Hollywood Music In Media Awards.

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Category: Cons, Music/Audio

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