*Thanks to everyone who came to High Score 2018!* 

Read a;; about the 10 Things We Learnt at High Score in The Industry Observer

Take your composition career to the next level at High Score: Composition and Sound Art for Gaming, a dynamic one-day event focusing on the music used in today’s video games, featuring presentations on both the creative and professional side of the industry.

Being held at The Arcade, and hosted by host of ABC ME’s Spawn Point Angharad 'Rad' Yeo, we’ll be starting the day with a keynote from London-based composer and arranger Kevin PenkinOriginally from Perth, Kevin has collaborated on a number of Japanese video games with legendary Final Fantasy Series composer Nobuo Uematsu, as well as scoring the acclaimed anime series Made in Abyss.

With a mix of quick talks on hot topics like AI and working with devs, to in-depth industry panels covering royalties, grants, licensing and beyond, our industry pros include reps from Remote Control Records, Film Victoria, Pozible, Otherworld Agency and more.

Want to find out a bit more? Read our 10 things you need to know about High Score.

Check out our playlist of games music and sounds by Australian composers.


The day includes valuable networking time to meet with fellow composers as well as our industry guests.

Program

Registration, Welcome to Country
9am-9.30am

Keynote
The Value of Music: How to Add to Gaming Experiences
Kevin Penkin
inc Q & A
9:40am-10:35am

Showcase
Paperbark - The Role of Aesthetic 
Biddy Connor, Michael Theiler
10.45am-11.15am

Ask Me Anything
Grants & Money
Gemma Bastiani (Pozible), Liam Routt (Film Victoria), Kaushali Seneviratne (Creative Victoria)
11.45am-12.15pm

Showcase
Hand of Fate 2 - Return to a Soundworld
Jeff van Dyck, Anne-Marie Weber
12:20pm-12:50pm

Panel
The Value of Diversity in Teams (Gender, Genre, Generation, Geography, & Culture)
Sarah Moran (Girl Geek Academy), Brett Leavy (Virtual Songlines), Jess Zammit (Queerly Represent Me)

Lunch
1.40pm-2:25pm

Quick Talks
AI Is Listening - Justin Shave (Uncanny Valley)
Project Management - Communication between Artists & Devs - Lisy Kane (Girl Geek Academy)
Sound Right? - Audio in Videogame Marketing and PR Lauren Clinnick (Lumi Consulting)
2:30pm-3:30pm

Panel
Business - Licensing, Rights and Royalties
Panel: David Shiels (APRA AMCOS), Jill Stewart (Remote Control Records), Fabian Malabello (Otherworld Agency)
3:35pm-4:20pm


Ask Me Anything
Breaking into the Industry
Panel: Lisy Kane (Girl Geek Academy), Giselle Rosman (IGDA Melbourne), Kevin Penkin, Fabian Malabello (Otherworld Agency)
4:40pm-5:25pm

Networking drinks
5:30pm-6:30pm


High Score: Composition and Sound Art for Gaming 
When: Saturday 20 October, 9am-5:30pm, with networking drinks to follow
Where:  The Arcade, 164 Kings Way, South Melbourne
Cost: $60 for APRA AMCOS members, $80 for non-members. Ticket price includes lunch.
Tickets: No longer available

High Score: Composition and Sound Art for Gaming is presented by APRA AMCOS and supported by the Victorian Government through Creative Victoria.


Event Info

Date
20 Oct 2018 - 20 Oct 2018

Time
9:00am-5:30pm

Cost
$60 APRA AMCOS members / $80 non-members


Website
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Event Calendar

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One of the world’s most exciting and progressive experimental music festivals – Unsound – will return to the Queen’s Theatre from 14-16 December.
After 4 years within the Adelaide Festival program and last year’s successful 2017 event as a standalone festival, Unsound Adelaide returns to the Queen’s Theatre in 2018. Unsound will be held from 14-16 December over two nights of live music, sound installations and will feature exclusive shows to Australia.

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Dec

14

Coburg Night Market has today released the full details of 2018's musical program – your soundtrack to the market's food, drink and artisan offerings each Friday from November 30 - December 21.
Under the experienced and tasteful guidance of Emily Ulman, the Coburg Night Market's weekly performances have been curated to showcase the wonderfully diverse and consistently impressive local music scene. Each week's event will play host to two stages: one local independent record label's hand picked line-up, and Hope St Radio DJs providing the tunes to keep the vibe going.
Following to last week's announcement of November 30th's Aarght Records stage take-over (featuring Parsnip, Drug Sweat, J.McFarlane's Reality Guest and U-Bahn, with Hope St's Bayu and Moopie), three new hot line ups from local labels House of Beige, Lost and Lonesome and Hysterical Records have been added, completing the 2018 program.
Friday December 7,  in the shade of Bridges Reserve's leafy oaks, the indie label run by Remi and Sensible J,  House Of Beige, brings the inimitable DJ MzRizk, Digital Afrika and Cool Out Sun on stage, while Oscar Key Sung and Gian Manik keep the vibe high beyond the sunset. 
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15

The Society of Recorder Players is pleased to announce its first Composers Competition, adjudicated by Jonathan Dove. Four compositions will be short-listed in each category.

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Dec

21

Coburg Night Market has today released the full details of 2018's musical program – your soundtrack to the market's food, drink and artisan offerings each Friday from November 30 - December 21.
Under the experienced and tasteful guidance of Emily Ulman, the Coburg Night Market's weekly performances have been curated to showcase the wonderfully diverse and consistently impressive local music scene. Each week's event will play host to two stages: one local independent record label's hand picked line-up, and Hope St Radio DJs providing the tunes to keep the vibe going.
Following to last week's announcement of November 30th's Aarght Records stage take-over (featuring Parsnip, Drug Sweat, J.McFarlane's Reality Guest and U-Bahn, with Hope St's Bayu and Moopie), three new hot line ups from local labels House of Beige, Lost and Lonesome and Hysterical Records have been added, completing the 2018 program.
Friday December 7,  in the shade of Bridges Reserve's leafy oaks, the indie label run by Remi and Sensible J,  House Of Beige, brings the inimitable DJ MzRizk, Digital Afrika and Cool Out Sun on stage, while Oscar Key Sung and Gian Manik keep the vibe high beyond the sunset. 
Revered Indie Pop label Lost and Lonesome summon the powers of Great Earthquake, Monnone Alone, Melbourne Cans and The Icypoles on December 14, with Woody and Merve working tirelessly to provide sound support.
And finally, Hysterical Records will throw an almighty Christmas Party on December 21, utilising the awesome talents of Dianas, Shiz Bish, HoT To RoT and Pinch Points to bring peak party alongside DJs Darcy Justice and Colette. 

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Dec

31

Australian LGBTI Awards nominations are open now! Nominate before 31 Dec 2018.

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