Tag: Winifred Phillips

Winifred Phillips’ Guide to Game Composing

Winifred Phillips’ Guide to Game Composing

May 22, 2014 | By

Book review of Winifred Phillips’ A Composer’s Guide to Game Music (MIT Press) + related reviews integrated from the old website.

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Book: Composer’s Guide to Game Music, A (2014)

Book: Composer’s Guide to Game Music, A (2014)

May 22, 2014 | By

Winifred Phillips’ decision to start her composing career exclusively in video games isn’t unique, but she may be one of the most dedicated and articulate composers working today, and her latest work – a book-length intro guide to the highly specialized craft of game music – is a meticulously written tome…

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MP3: SimAnimals (2008)

MP3: SimAnimals (2008)

May 22, 2014 | By

Separated from Nintendo’s videogame, Winifred Phillips’ music for Sim Animals stands very well on its own as a collection of insanely cheerful themes that manage to avoid the pitfalls of being cloying and saccharine…

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MP3: Spore Hero (2009)

MP3: Spore Hero (2009)

May 22, 2014 | By

Winifred Phillips’ score for the Nintendo Wii video game begins with a brassy heroic theme’s filled with the brassy swagger of a swashbuckling actioner, and yet there’s a contemporary rock edge…

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MP3: Assassin’s Creed III – Liberation (2012)

MP3: Assassin’s Creed III – Liberation (2012)

November 21, 2012 | By

  Score: Excellent Label: Ubisoft Music Released:  October 30, 2012 Tracks / Album Length:  26 tracks / (63:43) Composer: Winifred Phillips Special Notes:  n/a     Review: For UBISOFT’s female-led spinoff game, Winifred Phillips composed a multitude of cues that carry forward the orchestral-electronic sounds of Lorne Balfe’s Assassin’s Creed III, yet typical of Phillips’ writing, there’s a wealth […]

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Soundtrack Reviews + News

Soundtrack Reviews + News

June 20, 2011 | By

Reviews of four fun video game soundtracks: Bear McCreary’s SOCOM 4: U.S. Navy SEALs and Hans Zimmer & Company’s Crysis II (both from La-La Land Records), and Inon Zur’s Dragon Age II (Bioware) and Crysis (Sumthing Else), plus news regarding recent Q&As with composer Winifred Phillips (Legend of the Guardians), and Special Features producer Charles de Lauzirikia regarding Universal’s recent Legend (1984) Blu-ray…

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MP3: Spore Hero (2009)

MP3: Spore Hero (2009)

November 19, 2010 | By

Return to: Home / Soundtrack  Reviews . Rating: Excellent Label: EA Games Soundtrack/ Released: October 6, 2009 Tracks & Album Length: 18 tracks / (62:25) . Special Notes: Available as a downloadable album via iTunes and Amazon.com . Composer: Winifred Philips . . Review: Winifred Phillips’ score for the Nintendo Wii video game begins with a brassy […]

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MP3: Sim Animals (2008)

MP3: Sim Animals (2008)

November 19, 2010 | By

Return to: Home / Soundtrack  Reviews . Rating: Excellent Label: E.A.R.S. (EA Recordings)/ Released: January 13, 2009 Tracks & Album Length: 19 tracks / (35:45) . Composer: Winifred Phillips . . Review: Separated from Nintendo’s videogame, Winifred Phillips’ music for Sim Animals stands very well on its own as a collection of insanely cheerful themes that manage to […]

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MP3: Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga’Hoole (2010)

MP3: Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga’Hoole (2010)

November 19, 2010 | By

  Score: Excellent Label: Water Tower Music Released:  Released: October 26, 2010 Tracks / Album Length:  17 Tracks / (51:25) Composer: Winifred Phillips Special Notes:  Downloadable album available from iTunes     Review: Winifred Phillips’ latest score is for the XBOX 360 game Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga’Hoole, based on the series of books by Kathryn Lasky, and tied […]

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WINIFRED PHILLIPS

WINIFRED PHILLIPS

October 20, 2010 | By

Return to: Home / Exclusive Interviews & Profiles / Composers . Winifred Phillips has built up a solid reputation as a composer comfortable in any media format, particularly interactive videogames, where she’s been nominated for and won a number of awards for her work using orchestral, electronic and digital instruments and materials. In our conversation, Phillips describes the […]

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