With a splendid collection of wonderfully titled and beautifully arranged pieces, Wesley Gillebaard‘s portfolio on soundcloud is indeed some delicious ear candy! I had an incredibly thought-provoking conversation with the composer/developer, where he shared his ideas about many fascinating topics, including hearing a melody in his dreams, excessively repetitive music, fashion subcultures and their corresponding soundtracks, and using art as a means to give back to the world.
Billye Sands‘s exquisite ear for music and exceptional eye for photography completely drew me in, with her delectable assortment of VGM tracks, and a pleasantly peculiar playlist of original songs. The kind-hearted composer and I had a great discussion, from Georgia to California, where she shared her thoughts about cartoons as inspiration, spontaneous and free-spirited composition, vertical orchestration, and the importance of taking your time for the little things.
Fascinated by a captivating array of electronic and acoustic tracks, I immediately fell in love with Julie Buchanan‘s music. The innovative, friendly, and eloquent composer took some time to have a conversation with me, where she shared her thoughts about last-minute audition music, inspiration from stories and narrative, the importance of implementation, and creating her own instruments.
First compelled by the name “Super Hero Composer”, then listening to music that lived up to the title, I had to ask Marschawn Howard for an interview. He graciously accepted, and we ended up having a great conversation, from North Carolina to California, including topics like writing catchy, memorable music, second-guessing yourself, and the story behind his bold title.
There really are no words that adequately express just how wonderful the jazz covers of Carlos Eiene (insaneintherainmusic) are. Excellent aural ability, combined with unparalleled creativity and improvisation makes for the best covers of video game music I have ever listened to, by far. I had a fantastic and thought-provoking conversation with the incredibly eloquent musician, who shared many inspiring ideas, including becoming the best you can be, the beautifully reactive nature of jazz, and realizing that nothing is ever going to be perfect.
Immediately enraptured by the beautifully delicate yet luscious tracks of Rachel Peters, I contacted the artistic composer for an interview. From Southend-on-Sea to California, we had a great conversation, where we discussed a variety of topics, including the importance of collaboration, unintentionally overcomplicating things, and activities that keep the mind buzzing!
The moment I first listened to the compositions of Steph Nguyen, I was immediately blown away by how complex and powerful they were. The recent Full Sail University graduate shows immense talent and promise in her field. I had the great opportunity to interview Steph, where we talked about realizing your potential, powering through last-minute panic, and admiring the emotional impact of RPGs.