Creative Spotlight: Luci Holland

Luci Holland is a composer and sound artist producing music for film, games, concerts, and sound installations. 
Her main interests are with games design & interactive sound – she composed the original dynamic/responsive game music for Blazing Griffin‘s 2018 release Murderous Pursuits and is currently working on the custom score for Bearhammer VR and Skyrim DLC-sized mod project Lordbound. She also regularly arranges, record and performs video game music with collectives like Materia Community – like with Pattern: An Homage to Everybody’s Gone to the Rapture, and more recently OTHERWORLD, as well as Joystuck, a games music cover album released with Mantra Sound.

In 2019 she also found herself on national radio with Scala and The Console; a weekly one-hour show dedicated to celebrating great music in games. She was a BAFTA Scotland Game juror in 2016 and 2019, a former IGDA Scholar, and became an Ambassador with the Women in Games Ambassador programme in 2020. 
“I also enjoy working with music & arts organisations such as the lovely Tinderbox Collective and Absolute Classics teams, thinking up new ways to excite, inspire, and motivate through the arts!
On the new music side of things, I’ve been working on a few compositions and collaborations, but have actually been diving into much more game design recently as a form of procrastination and relaxation!”
Over a month she made a Halloween-themed music-making tool called Pumpkin Player using a programme called Construct 3 (great if you’re new to or wanting to get into game design). She built it up from scratch, focusing more on the game design than the audio for once, and teamed up with her game designer/artist friend Michelle Chen who filled it with cute artwork.
“It’s been such a fun side project and I’m really proud of what we’ve achieved in such a short time!”
You can have a go for yourself here!
The mix of interests and creative practices that she works with have led her to become more of a multidisciplinary artist over the years, which she says both relates to and is inspired by her work with Tinderbox!
“I’m involved across a range of projects and roles, and it’s brilliant to explore a wide variety of areas like interactive sound and games design in new accessible forms through the creative thunder that is Tinderbox. It’s great to work with an organisation where so many creative avenues can cross-over into something new (and probably quirky)!”
Check out more of Luci’s work and music here: