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Game Music Connect celebrates video game music, features triple-A composers

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The first Game Music Connect, an event catering to fans and composers of video game music, will take place at Southbank Centre's Purcell Room, London on Sept. 9.

Hosted by composer and audio director John Broomhall (X-COM series, Transport Tycoon), Game Music Connect features interviews, panels, roundtable discussions, demonstrations and previews of next-gen scores from international video game composers, including: Martin O'Donnell (Destiny, Halo series), Jason Graves (Tomb Raider, Dead Space series, Resistance: Burning Skies), Jesper Kyd (Assassin's Creed, Hitman and Borderlands series), James Hannigan (Dead Space 3, Command & Conquer series, Harry Potter series), Richard Jacques (Mass Effect, James Bond 007: Blood Stone, LittleBigPlanet 2) and Joris de Man (Killzone series).

Audio directors taking part in the event include: Adele Cutting, the founder of SoundCuts' and former EA Audio Director; Paul Lipson from Microsoft Studios; Alastair Lindsay from Sony Computer Entertainment Europe; Martin O'Donnell from Bungie Studios; Steve Lord from Jagex; and Nick Laviers (Dead Space 3, Assassin's Creed: Revelations).

Game Music Connect was established by Hannigan and Broomhall, "to celebrate and explore the music of video games and the extraordinary talent behind it." The event's schedule will be released "in the coming weeks.' Early bird registration for $99 is currently available until Aug. 25. through the official website.