The first day of SoundTrack_Cologne 12, the leading German event for music and sound in film, games and media is dedicated to the music for video games: On Thursday, August 20th Mikolai Stroinski (The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, Vanishing of Ethan Carter), Jeff Rona (God of War 3, Far Cry 4) and Jason Graves (The Order 1886, Evolve) will be guests at the twelfth edition of SoundTrack_Cologne.
Mikolai Stroinski wrote the music for games praised by audiences as well as critics like Dark Souls 2, The Vanishing of Ethan Carter and recently The Witcher 3: Witch Hunt, the third part of the most successful video game series from Poland.
For the second time Jason Graves will be joining SoundTrack_Cologne. In the past years he established himself even further as one of the most sought video game composers. He wrote the music for high profile games such as The Order: 1886, Dead Space, Evolve and the 2013 reboot of the successful Tomb Raider series.
He was already an established film composer and had worked on the music for movies such as The Thin Red Line, Black Hawk Down, White Squall and Earthsea, when Jeff Rona started to compose for video games. Amongst others he wrote the music for God of War 3 and more recently Far Cry 4. He can be counted among the most busy contemporary film and games composers and will give a practically orientated workshop as well as a concert at SoundTrack_Cologne.
SoundTrack_Cologne will take place for the 12th time in 2015. It is the biggest German business congress for music and sound in film, games and media, and trendsetter in the growing landscape of festivals and congresses in Europe. In about 30 round tables, panels, workshops and networking events, it focusses on current developments in culture, law, marketing and technics of media music as well as business cases, professionalization and networking. The training of the younger generation of students is a central issue. And for the general public, there are also about 30 festival events with films about music.