Monday, March 25, 2013

Interview: Jason Graves Talks Tomb Raider



Marius Masalar interviews composer Jason Graves on one of his latest scores, TOMB RAIDER.  The two dive deep into just what went into the unique sound created for Lara Croft's return!

Music:

0:00 - Adventure Found Me
7:18 - First Blood
13:33 - The Scavenger's Den
18:08 - The Scavenger's Camp
21:26 - Reaching Roth
23:09 - Scaling the Ziggurat
36:30 - Infiltrating the Bunker
44:06 - The Tomb Raider

Conversation:

0:00 - Intro
0:45 - The new studio
1:40 - Jason's first encounter with Tomb Raider
3:00 - Musical goals for the new Lara
5:35 - What makes Lara iconic, why we care about her, and what her new iteration is like
10:32 - Building "The Instrument"; the voice of the island
16:18 - Matt's other sculpting work
17:25 - Creative freedom and collaboration
19:37 - Traditional thematic elements; Lara's piano theme
22:27 - Exotic percussion, recording live
26:00 - Tomb Raider and Uncharted: inspiration?
27:53 - A thematic coincidence and inspiration from within
29:05 - Tomb Raider's audio implementation story
35:50 - Jason samples his own orchestra
39:28 - Hints about future titles, and scheduling multiple projects
40:57 - The single best piece of advice Jason has ever received as a composer
43:56 - Conclusion and contact info



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