Globalnews, Canadian news outlet, has recently talked with known game composer Brian D’Oliveira. The interview took place in his Montreal based studio, where he talked of collecting and playing instruments.

It’s a sight to behold.

D’Oliveira’s La Hacienda Creative is located in the former RCA Victor studio, where he holds a massive collection of instruments from all over the world. Making the music for Shadow of the Tomb Raider, a musical high point of the series, allowed him to collect even more pieces to his collection in the span of 4 years, such as Aztec death whistles and volcanic rocks. He plays and records his collection for up to 60 hours a week.

It’s a sight to behold and the amount of sounds that can be made there is nothing else but breathtaking. Great to see his effort recognized as his work at this point reaches out way beyond music making into archeology and heritage saving.

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Jan Szafraniec

Fasicinated by everything that is noisy, minimal and industrial. He spends most of the time writing and floating around in ambient. He's been loyally professing videogame music for a decade and won't ever stop.