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Hey everyone,

I did a podcast with Graeme Norgate the composer of a lot of old Rare games, was pretty interesting chatting to him.

Hope you enjoy!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2Z_VpVoobHw&t=3546s

TIMESTAMPS

00:00 - Intro

00:15 - Graeme Norgate’s Setup

01:11 - Evolution Of How Graemes Composing

03:20 - How Graeme Ended Up At Rare

07:00 - How Composers At Rare Were Picked To Compose Games

10:25 - Graemes Way Of Working At Rare

12:29 - Goldeneye’s Music/Bond Theme

13:37 - Egyptian Temple Theme

14:56 - How Graeme Composers

16:02 - Goldeneye Pipe Sound

18:43 - Composing For Killer Instinct 

25:45 - Mick Gordons Killer Instinct Soundtrack

26:52 - Relationship With Robin Beanland 

28:06 - Good Camaraderie With All The Other Rare Composers/Robin Helping Graeme

30:32 - Composing Timesplitters/Perfect Dark

35:26 - Audio Director At Crytek/What Is An Audio Director

38:39 - Graeme Is Currently Working On Mobile Games

40:56 - Graeme Doesn’t Work To A Routine & Doesn’t Know His Method Of Composing

43:44 - Writers Block

45:28 - Rare Staff Not Knowing How Well They Were Regarded

47:50 - Graeme Wasn’t Approached For Killer Instinct (2013)/

49:25 - Music Becoming Dated

50:16 - Mick Gordon

51:22 - Travelling To Research Music Not Possible In The Olden Days

52:55 - Graeme Doesn’t Want To Work On Film

55:35 - Game Music Is Diverse/Game Music Has Faster Turnaround

58:03 - TV & Film Industry Is Cut Throat/Differences Between Game & TV Music

1:00:15 - Gaming Is Only Increasing/Older Generation Don’t Understand Gaming

1:01:41 - Grant Kirkhope/Its Who You Know Not What You Know

1:05:03 - Where To Follow Graeme Norgate