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Session Name: Audio Summit: The Art of the Theme
Speaker(s): Brendon Williams, Jason Walsh
Company Name(s): Riot Games, Riot Games
Track / Format: Audio Summit

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Overview: For video game composers, writing nonlinear and interactive music often makes up the majority of the work. However, writing linear, thematic compositions is an extremely important part of what game composers dothemes are key for establishing a game's sonic identity, composer auditions, and head-turning reels, and are frequently the most shared and discussed works.At Riot Games, in-house composers are in a unique situation: A much larger proportion of time is spent writing themes due to the sheer number of champions, skinlines, and other special projects. Join composers Brendon Williams and Jason Walsh as they go in-depth into the process for creating impactful themes through examples of League of Legends, Wild Rift, and more. This will cover everything from melodic writing, structure, and instrument choices, to musical sound design and advanced production techniques.

Game Developers Conference 2023

Brendon Williams

Riot Games

Jason Walsh

Riot Games

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Audio Summit