Composing Music for Video Games
Speaker: Elena Alekseeva, Associate lecturer in Digital Music, Southampton Solent University
Time: 6.00pm for 6.30pm start, to approximately 7.30pm
Venue: Southampton Solent University, The Pod in The Spark building on the 3rd floor, East Park Terrace, Southampton, SO14 0RD . The lift is to the left having passed the Spark Reception (on East Park Terrace, adjacent and north to the Library)
Refreshments at 6.00pm on will be on “The Bridge” on the 4th floor, above The Pod, then we make our way down a floor to “The Pod ” for 6.30pm for the presentation. (This is about 5 minutes’ walk from the Southampton Central Station). Directions and maps at http://www.solent.ac.uk/about/find-us/find-us.aspx,
Campus map http://www.solent.ac.uk/about/resources/find-us/east-park-terrace-campus-map.pdf
Cost: Free and open to both BCS and Non-BCS Members, but please book through the BCS website, https://events.bcs.org/book/2418/ both for BCS members and non-members for arranging refreshments Details at http://www.bcs.org/content/ConWebDoc/57267 or
This event will be a joint event with the BCS Hampshire Branch, BCS Animation and Games Development SG, SIGN, BCSWomen, and Southampton Solent University.
Elena will present her approach to composing music for video games. The role and aesthetics of music and sound effects. Conceptual collaboration between developers and composers/ sound designers.
Elena Alekseeva is a musician and composer. Her musical career started as a child when she began training as a classical pianist. She completed two diplomas as a classical pianist in Moscow State Musical and Pedagogical Institute named after Ippolitov-Ivanov and her masters in classical performance at the Irish World Academy of Music and Dance, University of Limerick.
In addition to classical piano training, digital music and recording studio practices have always been of interest to Elena in her musical development. This has allowed her to develop improvisational skills and was the first step in working with the technology of synthesised sound.
Currently, she is a PhD candidate at the Royal Holloway, University of London. Her creative-practice research is focused on ‘An exploration of interdisciplinary dialogue between sound, vision and movement: a music composition methodology for fixed and interactive media forms’. For her creative-practice research she collaborates with screendance company (The Motion Dance Collective) and various small video game projects.
Please join us to hear more about this interesting collaboration.