GDC 2019 – I Have A Particular Set of Skills

On my way to San Fran to be a part of the latest iteration of “Trumpets to Transients”, our popular panel series at #GDC2019. This time we are trying something new, presenting a series of #gameaudio micro-talks. My portion: “I Have a Particular Set of Skills” ie “How to Be Yourself and Let Your Background Guide You” : 

When: Thursday, March 21, Room 3002, West Hall, 4-5pm

Emmanuel Lagumbay (Audio Designer, Lagumbay Music)
John Robert Matz (Composer, Independent)
Bonnie Bogovich (Audio Designer, BlackCatBonifide, LLC)
Matthew Marteinsson (Sound Designer, Klei Entertainment)
Penka Kouneva (Composer, Independent)
Erika Escamez (Audio Director and Lead Sound Designer, Echtra Games, Inc.)

#sounddesign #guides #impostorsyndrome #vo #theatre #audio

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Hush: In Search of Dominic Ward

Very excited to announce I have been working on a new awesome project with Friendly Fish Games, crafting spooky audio design for a new 2-player, Lovecraft-style, VR Escape Room. Microphone usage is required as in-game mechanics and puzzles are used to detect the player’s voice (and beware, it can also bring attract danger!) Check out `​Hush: In Search of Dominic Ward` online: Our trailer on youtube, our Steam page, and our website! – #gameaudio #vr #escaperoom #lovecraft #multiplayer #puzzle #virtualreality #horror

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KUTX – HMS Pinafore

Thank you KUTX 98.9 and John Aielli for having us in your studio! (Listen on Youtube) I had a blast singing excerpts of our upcoming production of HMS Pinafore In Concert with fellow cast members Chantal Freeman (Josephine), Robert LeBas (Captain Corcoran), Jeffrey Jones-Ragona (Rafe Rackstraw) and Art DiBianca (Sir Joseph Porter KCB), with pianist Jeanne Sasaki and Stage director Ralph MacPhail. Our show is THIS weekend – #energeticFish #helloSailor #opera #austin #gilbertsullivan

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Panel nomination – G.A.N.G. Award

Our GameSoundCon panel, “Trumpets to Transients: A Composer’s Guide to Sound Design”, has also been nominated for a G.A.N.G. Awards in the “Best Game Audio Publication, Presentation, or Broadcast” category. Voting is going on now, winners announced at GDC. Continue Reading!

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Bards Tale nominated!

Woohoo! InXile entertainment​’s “Bards Tale IV: Barrows Deep” has been nominated for “Best Sound Design for an Indie Game” in this year’s G.A.N.G. Game Audio Industry Awards!!! (Hi-fives #gameaudio teammates Alexander Brandon​ and fearless leader Brian DiDomenico​!) Voting is going on now, Continue reading

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Guest Lecturing at Berklee

Plane has landed, and I say “Helloooo, Boston!” I am in town guest lecturing at Berklee College of Music this week with fellow #gameaudio awesome lady Gina Zdanowicz. Thank you for having us! We are looking forward to sharing our industry learnings with all yinz music students and pew-pew / beep-boopers of the future Continue reading

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H.M.S. Pinafore in Concert

Two and a half weeks till “HMS Pinafore” In Concert! I’m excited to play the role of “Buttercup” in this Gilbert and Sullivan comedic opera classic, March 2nd and 3rd with Gilbert and Sullivan Austin at the Worley Barton Theater. Tickets on sale now! Cast, crew, and more on the Gilbert and Sullivan Austin website and the latest G&S news blast.
#opera #comedy #musical #austin

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KFMA’s New Music Mixer

Had a lovely afternoon singing in a recording session of a beautiful choral piece titled Perplexed Music” by fellow singer/composer Stephanie K Andrews. She is the featured musician of the KFMA New Music Mixer, Feb 19th at Friends and Allies Brewing Company. Come on down to show Stephanie some love, hear recording exerpts of her compositions, try out some tasty beers, and meet other local musicians! #choir #composers #musicians #austin

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Personal Space Invaders

Finally participated in my first Global Game Jam in six years (“Creator” in 2012, “Guinea Pig” 2013″), and I got to try “art”.Was a great weekend of us all taking on positions in a game team we’re not used to, I tried Art, Nate tried programming, Garrett on Narrative… and we finished our game, “Personal Space Invaders” on time AND won “Best Title”!!! Kudos to my teammates!!! Photo Gallery of our Project #GGJ19 #austin #gameaudio #narrative #gamedev

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Alexa Awards… Awards… Earplay!

Congrats to Earplay for winning the “Developer of the Year” at the 2019 Alexa Awards, presented by Voice First FM! I had a blast working on three of their interactive audio stories/games; Office Hours, Jurassic World Revealed, and Pugmire (coming soon) and feel honored to get to work with such talented people. Go Team! #voicefirst #Alexa #Award #Earplay

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