Gareth Coker is a video game game composer who came into prominence for composing Ori And The Blind Forest and Ori Will Of The Wisps. He has also scored for ARK, Immortals Fenyx Rising and he is currently scoring Halo Infinite. He is well known for his catchy melodies.

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YOUTUBE -  @Gareth Coker 

TWITTER - @garethcoker

 

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TIMESTAMPS

00:00 - Intro

00:49 - Gareth Being A Veteran/What Constitutes Being A Veteran

01:35 - Smoke & Mirrors Of Game Design

02:30 - Game Scores Vs Film/TV Scores

04:05 - VST Ethnic Instruments Vs Live Ethnic Instruments

07:33 - Underworld Track On Immortals Fenyx Rising

09:44 - Gareth Reasons For Using Orchestras

11:20 - Differentiating Yourself In Gaming Music

13:27 - Memorable Melodies Is A Lost Art

15:24 - Ginzo Tree Escape Sequence Music

17:05 - Implementing Music In A Game Correctly/

18:29 - Gareth Debating With Developers Over Music Implementation In Ori Game Sequence

21:27 - Gareth Prefers To Implement Music In The Game Himself/Implementation Of Music

24:20 - Sackboy Music Implementation

25:09 - Scoring Halo Infinite/Living Up To Expectations 

30:26 - You Cant Please Everyone/Referencing Older Halo Music

31:50 - Halo Infinite Composers Working Together/Collaboration

33:00 - Music Supervisors Role

36:17 - Being In Japan And How It Affected Gareths Approach To Composing

39:50 - Don’t Get Comfortable With Success/Communicating Your Ideas

41:20 - Japan Made Gareth Less Shy

42:15 - Gareth Is Unlikely To Return To Japan/Teaching Rugby In Japan

43:15 - Speaking Japanese/Japanese Game Companies

45:05 - Ori Putting Gareth On The Map/Working On Minecraft

46:54 - Working On ARK

50:00 - How Gareth Writes A Melody

56:02 - Doing Melody For TV/Film

59:08 - Composing To Game Visuals/Writing Process

1:02:05 - How Gareth Finds Time To Play Games/Gareth Doesn’t Play Multiplayer Games

1:05:29 - Gareth Watched Streams Of Will Of The Wisps After Release

1:07:28 - Monitoring Gamers To Gather Data To Make A Game Better

1:09:25 - Gareth Excited For Next Generation

1:10:06 - Possibly Scoring Assassins Creed/Dream Project

1:11:11 - Where To Follow Gareth Coker

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