A new and huge celebration of game music composition is on the way. The 1st Dublin International Game Music Festival will be held in Dublin, Ireland from April 2-4 to celebrate the composers and songs that make video games what they are. Featuring lots of big names in the industry, the iDIG will gather as many musically-inclined folks as possible for a week of talks, roundtable discussions, and workshops, including a special one about the Ableton Live software.
The list of composers and sound designers attending the event includes Jillian Aversa (Halo, God Of War), Eimer Noone (World of Warcraft: Warlords of Draenor), Grammy award winner Christopher Tin (Civilization IV) and Eimear Noone (Zelda), and those are just some of the professionals that will be around iDIG for a whole week of debates and discussions. In addition to this, the certified Ableton Live trainer Martin Clancy will be guiding and helping attendees at iDIG to compose their own gaming soundtracks with Ableton Live software.
Such a festival wouldn’t be complete without a noteworthy performance. The indie electronic quartet Classroom Battles will perform a full hour concert at iDIG themed around Sonic The Hedgehog songs. The game’s soundtrack will be re-imagined and remastered by the group, that promises “Sonic’s funkiest interpretation to date.”
For more information on how to attend to the iDIG festival, or to see the full attendee list, check out their official website.