|Session Name:||Standing on The Shoulders of Giants - The Story Behind the Music and Sound Design for 'Star Wars: Battlefront'|
|Speaker(s):||Gordy Haab, David Jegutidse|
|Company Name(s):||Gordy Haab Music, Inc., DICE|
|Track / Format:||Audio|
John Williams' and Ben Burtt's legendary work in creating the vivid soundscape for the Star Wars films, still resonates and inspires composers, sound designers and in fact anyone who listens, almost 40 years after its inception.
Gordy Haab, composer, and David Jegutidse, sound designer, were part of the DICE audio team that were fortunate enough to work with and build upon this legacy, as they worked to create the music and sound for the latest Star Wars: Battlefront title.
In this talk of two halves, Gordy will detail how he isolated John Williams' motifs and then complimented them with his own bridges to create extended themes for the game that were a seamless blend of old and new, which he then recorded along with his own bespoke themes for new locations, whilst David will talk through a few key examples of how the DICE team unwrapped Ben Burtt's original designs and built new systems around these to expand these very specific sounds into fully variable models to work across all facets of the Battlefront universe.