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Phillips' book, A Composer's Guide to Game Music, wins the Nonfiction Book Award - 7/9/15

The Nonfiction Book Award presented to popular video game composer Winifred Phillips for her book, A COMPOSER'S GUIDE TO GAME MUSIC

Phillips' book, A Composer's Guide to Game Music, has been selected by the Nonfiction Authors Association as a Gold winner of the Nonfiction Book Awards. The book was selected as a winner in the "Arts, Music, and Photography" category.

The Nonfiction Authors Association presents Bronze, Silver, and Gold Awards in its Nonfiction Book Awards competition to honor the best book-length publications in an array of nonfiction genres. Read more.




Phillips pictured with her HMMA Award for her song, "LittleBigPlanet 3 The Ziggurat Theme" - 7/9/15

One of Phillips' recent projects is music for the LittleBigPlanet 3 video game. Phillips won a Hollywood Music in Media Award (HMMA) in the category of “Best Song in a Video Game” for her track, "LittleBigPlanet 3 The Ziggurat Theme." Here's a photo that commemorates the occasion.

"LittleBigPlanet 3 The Ziggurat Theme" features performances by Winifred Phillips and the Generations Productions Choir, executing a complex classical vocal fugue supported by an organic instrumental arrangement. The intricate counterpoint sung by the choir is set against world-music inspired rhythms and textures.




A COMPOSER'S GUIDE TO GAME MUSIC wins a Global Music Award (GMA Book Award) - 12/15/14

The Global Music Awards has presented a Gold Medal Award of Excellence as a GMA Book Award this year to the book that has been judged as exceptional in the field of music. Phillips' book, A Composer's Guide to Game Music (The MIT Press 2014), is now a recipient of the GMA Book Award.

More details can be found here.




Winifred Phillips composes music for LittleBigPlanet 3, wins Hollywood Music in Media Award - 11/18/14

Phillips' latest project is music for LittleBigPlanet 3, developed by Sumo Digital and published by Sony Computer Entertainment. Phillips' music from the LittleBigPlanet 3 game has already received a 2014 Hollywood Music in Media Award (HMMA) in the category of “Best Song in a Video Game.”

As one of the composers on the LittleBigPlanet™3 music composer team, Phillips was recognized for her song, “LittleBigPlanet 3 Ziggurat Theme.” More details can be found here.




Winifred Phillips to speak at the Audio Engineering Society Convention, Montreal International Game Summit, GameSoundCon- 8/19/14

Phillips will be giving talks this autumn on the art and craft of game music composition at the Audio Engineering Society Convention in Los Angeles, the Montreal International Game Summit, and the GameSoundCon conference in Los Angeles.

More details can be found here.




Winifred Phillips to Speak at Society for Composers & Lyricists NYC Event - 4/26/14

HMMA Awards 2 Winifred Phillips will be participating as a speaker in a Society of Composers and Lyricists event on Wednesday, May 14th 2014.

The event will feature a panel of composers from TV, Film, Broadway and Games. Phillips will be representing game composers and speaking both about her career, and her book A COMPOSER'S GUIDE TO GAME MUSIC. The full announcement can be read at this link.



The MIT Press Publishes Book by Winifred Phillips:
A COMPOSER'S GUIDE TO GAME MUSIC - 2/18/14


A Composer's Guide to Game MusicThe Massachusetts Institute of Technology Press has published A Composer's Guide to Game Music by Winifred Phillips. As an award-winning composer of video game music, Phillips provides a comprehensive, practical guide that leads an aspiring video game composer from acquiring the necessary creative skills to understanding the function of music in games to finding work in the field.

Among those praising Phillips’s book is celebrated film/game composer Harry Gregson-Williams (Shrek, Narnia, Kingdom of Heaven, Metal Gear Solid series), who described A Composer’s Guide to Game Music as “not just compulsory bedside reading for budding games composers, but a fine achievement in itself. Bravo!”

Renowned video game director David Jaffe (God of War, the Twisted Metal series) described Phillips’s book as “an important, deep, and rare exploration of video game music by one of the medium’s smartest and most talented voices.”

A COMPOSER'S GUIDE TO GAME MUSIC OFFICIAL SITE




Winifred Phillips' speech for the Montreal International Game Summit - 11/22/13

The music of the Assassin's Creed Liberation video game is discussed by the composer in this video from the Montreal International Game Summit. On November 12, 2013, game composer Winifred Phillips talked about how to compose musical themes for games by discussing her award-winning soundtrack for the Assassin's Creed Liberation video game.

Encompassing many melodies and variations woven throughout the score, the music uses its thematic structure to support both gameplay and narrative. This examination of the music of Assassin's Creed Liberation presented examples of thematic composition in action, and how such an approach can benefit any video game project.




Assassin's Creed III Liberation Soundtrack Makes the First-Round Grammy Awards Ballot - 10/12/13

The Grammy Awards first round ballots were sent to the voting members of the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences, and the soundtrack of Assassin's Creed III Liberation was included on the ballot!

Assassin's Creed III Liberation is up for consideration for the Grammy Awards this year in the following categories: Best Score Soundtrack for Visual Media, Best Instrumental Composition, and Best Instrumental Arrangement.




Assassin's Creed Liberation Will Be Released in High Definition in 2014- 9/10/13

One of Winifred Phillips' recent projects as a video game composer, Assassin's Creed Liberation, will soon be released for Xbox 360, PS3 and PC. The game's publisher, Ubisoft, made the announcement today that the game, which had achieved impressive sales and multiple awards in 2013 for its initial release on the PlayStation Vita, will soon be available on all the major consoles and PC in an enhanced, high-definition version.

Assassin's Creed Liberation HD will be available for purchase in early 2014. To coincide with today's announcement, Ubisoft released a brand new trailer for the game. The trailer is completely scored with Winifred Phillips' music from the Assassin's Creed Liberation game:




Winifred Phillips' Latest Project is FIGHTER WITHIN, Coming in November 2013- 9/10/13

One of Winifred Phillips' most recent projects is music for the fighting game, FIGHTER WITHIN, coming to XBOX One on November 19, 2013.

FIGHTER WITHIN is the first Next-Gen fighting game, employing new motion recognition technology to drop players into the heart of the fight. The game is powered by jaw-dropping graphics, "in your face" animations, and impressive real-time damages. FIGHTER WITHIN makes full use of the XBOX One and the new generation of Kinect sensor's exclusive technology to deliver a bare knuckle fighting experience against friends and foes.





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