Level with Emily Reese

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September 4, 2020  

Level 137: Cris Velasco (Carrion)

Composer Cris Velasco's music for Carrion is fantastic, and definitely check out the story about the album art. Find the playlist and support Level with Emily Reese on Patreon.

August 14, 2020  

Level 136: Charlie Rosen (The 8-Bit Big Band)

Charlie Rosen talks about running The 8-Bit Big Band. See a playlist and support Level with Emily on Patreon.

July 24, 2020  

Level Bit 20: Assassin’s Creed Valhalla: Out of the North

Ubisoft released an EP of music by Jesper Kyd, Sarah Schachner and Einar Selvik from the upcoming Assassin's Creed: Valhalla game due out in November. Here's a review of what they released.
 
July 18, 2020  

Level 135: Larry Goldings (Self Made: Inspired by the Life of Madam C.J. Walker)

On occasion, I'm offered the opportunity to interview a composer about a film or tv series rather than a game. I tend to pass on those chances, but I couldn't refuse the opportunity to speak with composer Larry Goldings.
I was familiar with his name as a jazz pianist and Hammond B3 organist, since my day job is as a jazz radio morning show host. He's recorded prolifically, and he's in my radio playlist on a weekly basis. He's a fantastic musician and I was taken with his music for the miniseries Self Made: Inspired by the Life and Madam C.J. Walker.
So we talk about the music he composed for that show (which I thoroughly enjoyed watching), and numerous other aspects of Larry's life as a musician. Be sure to check out his Patreon page! See a playlist on our Patreon page.
July 2, 2020  

Level 134: Nick Marinelli (Video Games In Concert)

Nick Marinelli talks about leaving MAGFest after so many years to run Video Games in Concert, a video game band booking agency. We also talked about how he achieved his most recent platinum trophy, which he got in Horizon Zero Dawn. You can see a playlist and support Level with Emily on Patreon.

June 19, 2020  

Level 133: Eric Buchholz (on orchestration)

Orchestrator and composer Eric Buchholz talks about what it means to be an orchestrator, and how that job fits into the pipeline of getting a soundtrack recorded. See a playlist and support Level with Emily on Patreon.

June 13, 2020  

Level 132: Edward Patrick White (Gears Tactics)

Edward Patrick White talks about the music he composed for Gears Tactics, a new game in the Gears of War franchise that turned the third person shooter into a turn-based tactics game with an overhead view. Support Level with Emily on Patreon!

May 18, 2020  

Level 131: Thomas Parisch (Biped)

Composer Thomas Parisch talks about his music for the Biped, a co-op action adventure game. See a playlist and support Level with Emily on Patreon.

April 25, 2020  

Level 130: Gareth Coker (Ori and the Will of the Wisps)

Gareth Coker wrote a giant score for Ori and the Will of the Wisps, the sequel to 2015’s Ori and the Blind Forest. It’s fabulous, and we talk about several aspects of it. Find a playlist and support Level with Emily on Patreon.

April 10, 2020  

Level 129: Igor Nemirovsky and Kenny Wood (Amoeba Battle)

Composers Igor Nemirovsky and Kenny Wood talk about their music for Amoeba Battle. Find a playlist and support Level with Emily on Patreon.

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