Video Game Music Conference features Chiptune Music

The North American Conference on Video Game Music will feature a talk on “Compositional Techniques of Chiptune Music”

The talk will be given by Christopher Hopkins of Long Island University. Hopkins is as adjunct faculty member of the music department of Long Island University. His work integrates the music from gaming’s past into the current music curriculum as a through line of music’s future. This research involves hundreds of transcriptions and interviews with key figures in the gaming industry during the 80’s and 90’s. He is currently preparing a series of books based on his dissertation on chiptune music.

About the conference:

“The North American Conference on Video Game Music draws together scholars in the fields of musicology, music theory, ethnomusicology, media studies, sound studies, composition, and more to discuss all aspects of music in video games. Topics at past conferences have included case studies of influential games and composers, technology and its impact on game music, teaching game music, analyzing game music, and music’s relationship to game narratives.”

The conference will be at the TCU School of Music, Ft. Worth, Texas, January 17-18, 2015. Registration fees for conference participants will be $100, with a $75 reduced rate available for graduate students. 

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