promoting the art of Music Arranging, Composition and Orchestration within the entertainment industry community and the general public.

promoting the art of Music Arranging, Composition and Orchestration within the entertainment industry community and the general public.

The World of Video Game Music featuring Tony Manfredonia, Joe Wang and ZW Buckley

LA 12 PM  |  NY 3 PM  |  UK 8 PM

 

The World of Video Game Music featuring Tony Manfredonia, Joe Wang and ZW Buckley

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Living the life of a video game composer, Tony Manfredonia constructs sonic spaces and emotionally-driven tracks to enliven each game's world. His most recent, completed soundtracks are that for Kharon's Crypt and The Ambassador: Fractured Timelines. Bridging the gap between “game music” and “contemporary classical music,” he continually strives to have his soundtracks performed, drawing in new audiences to the world of classical music. One example is his Suite from Kharon's Crypt, an orchestral medley of tunes from the Kharon's Crypt soundtrack. Currently, he is working on Call of Saregnar, a 90's CRPG, as well as Sundae Sailing by Snuti and TombSweeper by tinyDino Games.
 
 
Joe Wang is the former vice president of the Washington Metropolitan Gamer Symphony Orchestra, the premier community video game orchestra in the DC area. As vice president from its creation in 2012 until 2020, he helped research information regarding copyright and performance rights laws for video game music arrangements, and implement policies for the ensemble to grow from humble beginnings in a small conference room to a 100-person 501(c)(3) playing in front of a packed crowd of 2,000 at the Music and Gaming Festival (MAGFest) in 2018. As vice president, he ran concert production and other day-to-day projects, and was involved in the production of their 2018 studio album. He is an armchair lawyer with no formal legal training, but has spent much of the last ten years immersed in intellectual property law trying to piece together where the legal boundaries are for groups that want to perform and record music from video games. He seeks to find ways for groups to perform this music in a way that honors and respects the creators of the music, and is an advocate for educating music creators on how to allow performers to perform their music legally and to compensate the creators for their work.


ZW Buckley is a Seattle-based music producer, educator, and composer for video games. From personal projects to his work producing game soundtracks, Buckley's music is at once emotional, danceable, and dangerously catchy.

Buckley's music for media can be found on The 1099 Podcast as well as Machine Elf Studios's upcoming action RPG, Laxidaze. His most recent personal project is the forthcoming album, Memories of You.

Born and raised in central Illinois to a working-class family of Irish, Lebanese, and German descent, Buckley began singing at a young age. His journey from high school choir president to video game composer found Buckley taking many detours along the way. He found himself performing with indie bands, recording dialogue for major ad campaigns, archiving exhibitions from legendary artists David Wojnarowicz and Keith Haring, producing an interactive exhibition for Irish filmmaker Jonah King, and researching music-led virtual realities before returning to his first loves of composing and video games.

Buckley is also passionate about video game and music technology education. He teaches private lessons as part of his music production practice. Buckley also holds an M.S. in Creative Technologies where he published and presented his research on sound art and music-led virtual realities in Japan and the UK.

 

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Event Date Saturday, May 8, 2021 12:00 pm
Registration Start Date Wednesday, April 28, 2021 12:00 pm
Cut off date Saturday, May 8, 2021 3:00 pm
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