“Materia’s famed singing chocobos.” That’s The Bwak Choir, my feathery ensemble of chicken puppets… that happen to sing video game tunes:)I am super excited to present to you our latest Bwak Choir arrangement, and second arrangement based on Final Fantasy, “Bwak Choir Cadets”, featured on Materia Collective’s “ZODIAC: Final Fantasy Tactics Remixed”! #gameaudio
Listen to track on soundcloud
Music announcement on The Bwak Choir website
FINALLY you can hear the Theme Song for “I Expect You To Die”, by Schell Games – available on itunes, google music, amazon music, and spotify!!!
Written by Timothy Rosko, Bonnie Bogovich, and Connor Fallon. Vocals performed by me (omg, alto range hellooo!) and backup vocals Yinzer Singers, horns John Robert Matz, percussion Doug Perry, and vocals recorded at Red Caiman Studios by Jesse Naus
#NowPlaying #vraudio #audiovr #gameaudio
iTunes link to Theme Song
Google Play link to Theme Song
Spotify link to Theme Song
Amazon Music link to Theme Song
I’m excited to be a part of a new mentor program through G.A.N.G. – Game Audio Network Guild. Lots of great Live and Online events coming up, including one of mine:
“February 21 Bonnie Bogovitch & Stephan Schutze: GDC prep. Events you shouldn’t miss at GDC” – G.A.N.G. Mentor Program Details
The Title Sequence for “I Expect You To Die”, featuring a special James Bond inspired song written by me, Tim Rosko and Connor Fallon, which released in December 2016, was given an honorable mention in the top 10 best title sequences of 2016!
“The Art of the Title, a group that highlights title design and animation, released its top 10 Best Title Sequences in 2016. The group awarded I Expect You To Die the 2016 Honorable Mention. The game is in good company; the title sequences also on the list include HBO’s show Vinyl, id Software’s game DOOM and Netflix’s hit, Stranger Things.” – Schell Games
I had a blast singing on this special song, and insane thanks to the live performers we were able to add to the mix including percussion by Doug Perry, horns by John Robert Matz, and backup vocals by Emily Swora, George Milosh and Tim Rosko of the Yinzer Singers. Vocals were recorded at Red Caiman Studios with Jesse Naus.
Talk/panel details are starting to go live on the Game Developers Conference /GDC website! Check out the info on my first talk for GDC 2017’s Narrative Summit, “Telling Story Through Sound: Building an Interactive “Radio Play””, with my fellow BakerStreet Experience team member Mike Lee:
Link to GDC Talk Description
#gameaudio @schellgames #alexadevstory
The MAGFest schedule is LIVE so here are the details for the #gameaudio panels and events I will be participating in next week:
- THURSDAY at 4pm: “Adventures in VR Game Music : Prototyping tools and techniques” with fellow panelists Alec Galambos, Tim Rosko and Jameson Sutton
- FRIDAY at 6pm: helping judge the “GANG Remix competition” with fellow judges and organizers Austin Wintory, Spencer Bambrick, Alexander Brandon, Tom Salta, and Laura Intravia
- FRIDAY at 9:30pm: make a song with Jesse Buddington, Ashley Lynn Watts and me as we run “LETS COMPOSE TOGETHER”
Click to view full MAGfest Schedule on Guidebook
The “Homestuck Adventure Game” I did lots of sound design for via What Pumpkin Studios, titled “Hiveswap”, at long last is on Steam Greenlight. Check it out today!
Our sound team included Nathaniel Chambers and Alyssa Menes under Jess Haskins. #gameaudio
Two days left to enter the Game Audio Network Guild-Northeast Music Remix Competition at MAGFest 2017. Let your passion for video game music be heard! I am excited to be on the judge panel with fellow game audio experts Austin Wintory, Laura Intravia, Tom Salta, and Alexander Brandon! Full Details at this link – Entries due Dec 23rd. #GameAudio
Excited to announce that I have been working in collaboration with Funky Rustic on sound effects for the sci-fi city-building game “Aven Colony“! Check out the Beta today! Many thanks to my colleague Alexander Brandon for the opportunity to work on this very nifty and spacey game:)
Craving some insane piano and tenor music this morning? Take a listen to the vocal arrangement of “Cohen’s Masterpiece” (from the video game Bioshock) we did for Materia Collective’s “SONG CYCL: The History of Video Games” album. I had the pleasure of writing melody and lyrics for three tracks on SONG CYCLE. Visit the SONG CYCLE Materia Collective page to buy individual tracks and/or the full album PLUS we have karaoke versions of our songs too so you can sing along!
“Cohen’s Masterpiece” (from Bioshock) – on Soundcloud
vocals – John Robert Matz
piano arrangement and performance – Joel Everett
lyrics and melody – Bonnie Bogovich
based on original music – Garry Schyman