N e w s & U p d a t e s    

Friday, March 4, 2016
My anime-inspired album, "Beyond Libra", is now released! I couldn't be happier with how it turned out, with an incredible team musicians, engineers and visual artists making my dream a reality. Please check it out at https://rogetmusic.bandcamp.com/album/beyond-libra!


Sunday, February 7, 2016
I'll once again be attending the MAGfest game convention this year, both as a panelist in the talk "Making MAGFriends - An Intro to Networking in Game Audio" and as a member of the band DiscoCactus! I'll be talking about effective communication and network building as a freelance composer, and playing flute, respectively.


Wednesday, December 2, 2015
My current game scoring project is now announced! Check out "Anew, the Distant Light" - a 2.5D metroidvania-style game set on a mysterious alien planet. The game features unique weaponry and traversal mechanics, along with an atmospheric storyline and rich backstory and setting. Musically, I'm blending elements of 70s film scoring with 20th century modernist art music and vintage synths, for a very Goldsmith, Bartok and John Adams-inspired score. Can't wait to share more info!


Thursday, November 12, 2015
Super happy to announce that I'll be a speaker at this coming GDC! My talk "AAA Virtual Orchestration on an Indie Budget" will dish out all my techniques/secrets/opinions on virtual&hybrid orchestral production, using my Lara Croft score as a case study.

Huge thanks to the GDC advisory board for making this possible!


Sunday, November 1, 2015
8 years in the making, I'm glad to announce my upcoming album, "Beyond Libra"! It's a collection of anime-inspired original music in various genres, ranging from j-pop to afrobeat to orchestral to folk and just about everything in-between. The album features live orchestra, three live choirs (including a Nigerian vocal ensemble and a Slavic women's chorus), and a host of musicians and vocalists including Raj Ramayya (Cowboy Bebop, Wolf's Rain), Jillian Aversa (Soul Calibur 5, Halo, VideoGamesLive) and many more!

We're crowdfunding the album via Kickstarter - please check it out! www.kickstarter.com/projects/rogetmusic/beyond-libra-an-anime-inspired-soundtrack/


Friday, June 4, 2015
Putting the final touches on the score to Dead Island 2! Next week I fly to Berlin to tune the music implementation and help bring the game to a polished state. I'm incredibly happy with the wonderful musicians and engineers who made this score possible, and can't wait to share the music with the world!


Thursday, February 5, 2015
My score to Lara Croft and the Temple of Osiris just got two award nominations from the Game Audio Network Guild! "Music of the Year" and "Best Original: Choral". I'm particularly thankful for this recognition, as AudioGANG is an organization made of game audio professionals who have shaped the course of our field over the last three console generations. I've been a member for the last 10 years and am deeply honored to be recognized by this organization.


Wednesday, January 14, 2015
Lara Croft and the Temple of Osiris has been nominated for a D.I.C.E. Award! "Outstanding Achievement in Original Music Composition". I'm very honored to have such recognition from the prestigious Academy of Interactive Arts and Sciences.


Tuesday, December 16, 2014
My score to Lara Croft and the Temple of Osiris was listed as one of Kotaku's Best of 2014 soundtracks! Very proud for this recognition, this year saw some incredible soundtracks and I'm honored to be mentioned alongside them.


Monday, December 8, 2014
I'm happy to announce the free release of the Lara Croft and the Temple of Osiris soundtrack on SoundCloud! Crystal Dynamics is putting up 8 tracks from my score every Monday for the rest of December, culminating in the full release of my 37-track, 78minute score.

I was also interviewed by The Music Of Tomb Raider blog about my score, check that out here!

Tomorrow the game releases worldwide on PS4, XB1, and PC.


Monday, June 16, 2014
I'm so proud to announce the launch of my latest sample library, Vocalisa: Slavic Women's Choir! The product of months of research and years of recording, editing and development, Vocalisa brings the unique and electrifying sound of the Slavic choral tradition to sample users for the first time - with careful attention to detail, multiple sections and solos, and an innovative word-building interface. Traditional Bulgarian vocal music has been a huge influence on my compositional style for as long as I've been a composer, and so I'm incredibly happy to be able to share this project with the world!


Thursday, June 12, 2014
I am also penning the score to Lara Croft: Temple of Osiris! Temple of Osiris is a sequel to the 2010 co-op Tomb Raider game, Lara Croft: Guardian of Light, and features similar puzzle-driven isometric-camera gameplay. Check out our E3 announcement trailer here


Monday, June 9, 2014
I will be writing the soundtrack to Dead Island 2, sequel to the popular zombie action thriller! Check out our hilarious E3 announcement trailer here


Monday, January 1, 2014
I'm proud to announce the release of my "Spacestation Evolution: ReTuned!" album on OverClocked Records! Founded by the same staff as OverClocked ReMix (the web's biggest video game music community), OCRecords is a brand new label for game soundtracks and albums by game composers. My Spacestation Evolution album is a rerelease of my first game soundtrack (from 1999!), consisting of both the original score and 14 minutes of live-recorded synth rock remixes, performed by yours truly. Check it out!

Tuesday, April 9, 2013
As many are already aware, the time of Lucasarts has unfortunately drawn to a close. I am profoundly honored to have worked for over five years with some of the most talented and passionate developers in the game industry, and wish each and every one of them the greatest success in wherever their careers take them.

As for me, I am now devoting all of my time to my career as an independent, freelance composer. I'm already working on a number of exciting projects for the coming months, but as always if you have an interesting project and are interested in my music, drop me a line!

Friday, March 9, 2012
I'm very happy to announce that Star Wars: The Old Republic won two Game Audio Network Guild awards this year! We won Best Soundtrack, and a piece I co-wrote with composer Gordy Haab won the award for Best Original: Instrumental. I'm extremely grateful to have had the opportunity to write for this game in the first place, and especially happy that our music team's efforts are being recognized by our peers in the game audio community.


Wednesday, December 7, 2011
Continuing the game's soundtrack promotion, Bioware has released one of my planet themes from Star Wars: The Old Republic. Today's release is "Tython, The Wellspring", and it is used on the first planet a Jedi-in-training would play in. For the intro, I tried to portray the familiar idea of a young upstart, gifted in whatever craft, leaving the safety of school and being slammed by the realities of life. The rest of the Tython music is a mixture of timid suspense music and honorable "memories" of the classic Force Theme and Jedi Order Theme (which itself is based on Yoda's theme).

Thursday, December 1, 2011
As part of the game's promotion, Lucasarts and Bioware are releasing one track per day from Star Wars: The Old Republic's orchestral score until the game ships, freely available on their Youtube and Facebook pages. The first track, "The Mandalorian Blockade", features music from me as well as Mark Griskey, Gordy Haab, and Lennie Moore - my music is the thematic choral action cue from 3:45 to the end in this track. More to come!

Thursday, February 10, 2011
All three of the games I worked on last year at LucasArts are nominated for Game Audio Network Guild awards! Big congrats to the Monkey Island 2 SE, Star Wars: Force Unleashed 2, and Star Wars: Old Republic teams - to date those are the three games I'm most proud of.

Saturday, July 17, 2010
Check out video interviews with me and the other Star Wars: The Old Republic composers over at Gamespot, and a video documentary / interview on our score over at SWTOR.com!