It’s 2019. You receive a phone call with a commission to write an early-20th century jazz soundtrack. It’s for a brutally-hard and unforgiving platformer with a theme of early Disney cartoons. How would you do it? I know I would have no idea. There is one man that did it, though, and he talked about it during this year’s Digital Dragons conference. Ladies and gentleman, I give you: Kristofer Madigan – Historical Precedent and the Creative Process in the music of Cuphead.
The material is so rich in interesting knowledge and eye-opening trivia.
In the almost hour-long presentation, the percussionist and composer delves into the process of scoring Cuphead, the inspirations and also the history of collaboration with game’s creators; the material is so rich in interesting knowledge and eye-opening trivia that it’s impossible not to recommend it to anyone at least a tiny bit curious about music or video game scoring. If you want to know what Cuphead and tap dancing have in common – do not hesitate to watch.