‘Alien: Isolation’ sound team to speak at Game Music Connect

Once again supported by the British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA), the organisers of the Game Music Connect 2015 international game music conference have announced that The BAFTA Interview 2015 will feature the talent behind the award-winning audio for Creative Assembly’s Alien: Isolation.

In conversation with Game Music Connect co-founder and host John Broomhall, Creative Assembly’s Sam Cooper and Byron Bullock will be joined by composer/producer duo Joe Henson and Alexis Smith, along with fellow composer Christian Henson, to discuss the creation and implementation of music in Alien: Isolation.

Winner of the BAFTA for Audio Achievement at the 2015 British Academy Games Awards, Alien: Isolation is a first-person survival horror game capturing the fear and tension evoked by Ridley Scott’s 1979 classic film. 

Joe Henson and Alexis Smith, aka The Flight, have worked with artists including Lana Del Rey, Björk and newcomer Chlöe Howl, and composed soundtracks for blockbuster titles such as Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag and the haunting score for Alien: Isolation

Also a collaborator with The Flight on Alien: Isolation, Christian Henson is an Ivor Novello and World Soundtrack Awards nominated film and television composer whose credits include Jon Wright’s sci-fi epic Robot Overlords and the cult TV series Inside No. 9. Christian Henson is also the founder of Spitfire Audio providing tools for composers worldwide.

Tim Hunter, director of learning and events at BAFTA commented: "BAFTA’s learning programme aims to share the expertise of our award winners and nominees so it’s great to be able to work with Game Music Connect for the second year, helping a focused and engaged audience learn from our recent winners, Creative Assembly."

Now in its third year, Game Music Connect is aimed at the industry’s aspiring and professional composers, featuring talks, practical demonstrations and round-table discussions with artists, innovators and decision makers from the world of music for video games.

Game Music Connect will be held at London’s Southbank Centre on September 15. Tickets are available here.

AMI spoke to Cooper and Bullock on the sound of Alien Isolation earlier this year.