Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Interview: Ramin Djawadi (Medal of Honor Video Game)

Interview:  Ramin Djawadi
Recorded September 27, 2010
Published September 28, 2010


RAMIN DJAWADI shares about his first foray into the genre of video game music.  He talks about the unique challenges of penning the score for the modern-era-reboot of the famed MEDAL OF HONOR video game franchise.

Episode Highlights

00:30 - Introduction
01:59 - How did you come on to this project?
03:30 - Living up to the Medal of Honor lineage
05:00 - Modern Warfare 2 and Hans Zimmer
06:10 - How is working in video game music different?
08:30 - Twitter Question #1 - Music related to Clash/ Titans?
09:55 - Using vocals in Medal of Honor
14:49 - Twitter Question #2 - Samples VS Live Orchestra?
16:08 - Twitter Question #3 - Adapting to Game scoring
17:17 - Biggest creative challenge?
18:10 - Dealing with franchise pressures
19:09 - Looking forward to more game projects?


Music Clips (Select music clips contained in this podcast)

00:00 - "WFO" (Medal of Honor) by Ramin Djawadi
07:30 - "Hunter Killer"  (Medal of Honor) by Ramin Djawadi
08:32 - "There is a God in You" (Clash of the Titans) by R. Djawadi
10:05 - "Falling Away" (Medal of Honor) by Ramin Djawadi
13:22 - "Heroes Aboard" (Medal of Honor) by Ramin Djawadi
21:27 - "Thirty Seconds Out" (Medal of Honor) by Ramin Djawadi






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