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.


Marek Domagała

Electric guitar, cinema and as much Rocket League as possible. Loves synthesizers and wouldn't mind some good black metal either. Taking the first steps as a video game composer.