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Chaos Theory in Game Music


In this technical deep-dive session, game composer Winifred Phillips will discuss her score for the Jurassic World Primal Ops video game. Phillips' music for Jurassic World Primal Ops is currently nominated for a Game Audio Network Guild Award in the category of Music of the Year. The score was also nominated in the Society of Composers and Lyricists Awards in the Outstanding Original Score for Interactive Media category, and has won a Global Music Award for Best Game Music.By focusing on tonal ambiguity and unconventional harmonic progression, the music of Jurassic World Primal Ops was able to subvert expectations, keeping players on edge and infusing chaotic excitement into gameplay. The score employed extensive polytonality, frequent tonic pivots, complex harmonic structures and unusual ornamentationall of which will be discussed during this session.Audiovisual examples will bring these techniques to life and provide objective illustrations for the concepts included in this talk. By propelling and sustaining emotional unbalance and surprise, the music of Jurassic World Primal Ops added excitement and suspense to gameplay.

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  • Game Developers Conference 2023
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