Fri 5th Mar, 18:00 – 19:00 (GMT)
Panel Talk (Zoom Event)
Games Composer Panel
Nainita Desai (Telling Lies)
Guy Jackson (Sea of Solitude)
Tess Tyler (PLAYNE: The Meditation Game, LEGO® Worlds, Dead and Buried)
Chaired by: Jenny Nelson (Scala Radio)
Join media composers Nainita Desai, Guy Jackson and Tess Tyler in a discussion with Jenny Nelson on their careers and journeys in game music.
Jenny Nelson is Programme Manager at Scala Radio, the UK’s newest classical music and entertainment station. She produces a range of specialist music programmes including Mark Kermode’s film music show (Saturday 1-3pm) and The Console with Luci Holland (Tinderbox/Scala Radio), the only weekly show devoted to games music on UK national radio (Saturdays 5-6pm, repeated on Sundays 10-11pm).
Nainita Desai, is an Ivor Novello Awards, BIFA nominee, BAFTA Breakthrough Brit, and the IFMCA Breakthrough Composer of 2020.
Her recent projects include Oscar nominated and BAFTA and Cannes winning feature documentary ‘For Sama’, and ‘The Reason I Jump’, the Sundance winning feature. Other recent credits include: BBC drama series, ‘Unprecedented’; Netflix’s most-watched documentary, ‘American Murder: The Family Next Door’; the hit Netflix India series ‘Bad Boy Billionaires’; and the acclaimed interactive video game ‘Telling Lies’, released by Annapurna Interactive. She is currently working on games for Half Mermaid and Silver Rain Games / Electronic Arts.
Based in London, England, Guy Jackson is a composer who specialises in highly emotional, crafted, layered musical compositions, amalgamating acoustic and electronic sounds and encompassing both classical and ambient genres.
Tess is an award winning Bristol, UK based composer for the screen. She made her orchestral recording debut at Air Lyndhurst Studios in London with her score for the video game Steampunk Riders. This work being one amongst many for orchestra, Tess has recorded her music with the likes of the London Session Orchestra, Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra, The Budapest Art Orchestra, and The Bratislava Symphony. In 2017, a medley of her orchestral scores has been showcased in famous concert halls across the United Kingdom as part of the Heroes and Legends Tour with the Bournemouth Symphony. In October 2018, Tess worked with the composer, songwriter, and musical innovator Imogen Heap. Together they developed a project entitled, The Life of A Song, and as a result Tess composed, performed and produced on the highly successful single, Marble.Tess continues to write music for the screen, as well as a recording artist. In 2020 she debuted her first LP, ‘_fractals’.
Our Games Composer Panel is supported by:
Scala Radio is an entertainment radio station playing classical music in the UK. Playing familiar masters from Mozart and Holst to surprising new works from living composers like Karl Jenkins, Rebecca Dale and Thom Yorke, join us as Scala Radio brings classical music into the 21st century. Scala Radio is available on DAB, on our website and on our Scala Radio App.
Game Music Connect was created by James Hannigan and John Broomhall to celebrate and explore the amazing music and sound design of video games and the extraordinary talent behind it via an insightful series of conversations, lectures and case studies from around the world.