Friday, February 11, 2011

Interview: Jason Graves - Dead Space 2

Interview: Jason Graves (Dead Space 2)
Recorded January 25, 2011
Published February 11, 2011

Marius talks with composer Jason Graves about his compelling work on the highly anticipated game, DEAD SPACE 2.

Episode Highlights

00:00 — Introduction
01:40 — Celebrating the Release of the game, the London premiere
03:40 — How the Lacrimosa concert piece ended up in the game
06:25 — How Jason got involved with the Dead Space franchise
10:15 — Music implementation in Dead Space
12:10 — Preparing for the sequel
14:24 — Things to improve
15:07 — The string quartet vs. orchestra in Dead Space 2
18:43 — Dead Space 2's themes
21:20 — Portraying the Church of Unitology
24:29 — Differing instrumentation between Dead Space and Dead Space 2
26:04 — The recording sessions
28:25 — Preparing the abstract musical material
30:53 — How creatively fulfilling were the Dead Space scores?
33:17 — Upcoming projects
34:50 — Fear of typecasting?
37:57 — Conclusion

Music Clips (Select music clips contained in this podcast)

00:00 — "Welcome to the Sprawl" (Dead Space 2)
09:34 — "Much Ado About Necromorphs" (Dead Space 2)
11:48 — "Welcome to the Sprawl" (Dead Space 2)
18:10 — "Lacrimosa" (Dead Space 2)
22:40 — "It Had To Be Unitology" (Dead Space 2)
39:00 — "Much Ado About Necromorphs" (Dead Space 2)




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