Composing Music for Video Games

Date:
Monday 13 March 2017

Time:
6.00pm - 7.30pm

Venue:
The Pod in The Spark Building, East Park Terrace, Southampton Solen University, Southampton, SO14 ORD | Directions and maps | Campus Map

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).

Cost:
Free to both BCS and non BCS Members.

Joint event between BCS Hampshire, BCS Animation and Games Development Specialist Group, SIGN, BCSWomen and Southampton Solent University.

Speaker:
Elena Alekseeva, Associate Lecturer in Digital Music

Elena AlekseevaElena 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.