Archive for October, 2007

Call for Musicians for World of Goo Soundtrack!

Monday, October 29th, 2007

I’m looking for musicians to perform on the World of Goo soundtrack. If you play an instrument and have the ability to record yourself, given some sheet music and a demo track, let me know! I know from talking with some of you online and at various events that there is significant musical talent among game industry peepz, so I’m curious to see what kind of remote international indie band we can pull together – or if it will even work at all. Hell, the Postal Service did it.

Fisty Reaches OutInstruments: I’m looking for any instruments, the weirder the better, so let me know, in particular:

  • strings (violin,viola,cell,bass)
  • didgeridoo
  • accordion
  • jaw harp
  • glock,marimba,etc
  • whistle (the kind with your mouth, I can’t do it!)
  • trumpet (actually, any brass, but I have a trumpet solo right now)
  • percussion (you can get creative with this..)
  • anything else, as long as you can play and record, let’s jam

I already have a guitar guy, the multi-talented Shalin Shodhan, but anything else, I want you.

How it might work: Basically, each of the tracks is “inspired by” music from some part of the world or time period(!), all connected loosely by some of the music stuff in the main theme (which you can hear in the track “World of Goo Corporation Cares About You, Our Valued Customer” used in the trailer.) The tracks I’ve put together so far are made with synth instruments, so the way it will work is I’ll send you the synth demo track, a click track, and sheet music, you see if it inspires you to play along, if it does, record and send back. And we’ll all go back and forth like that.  We can’t pay other than getting you in the credits and free copies of the game and soundtrack, but the game is so totally amazing, you WANT your music in it!

To get on it: Send a note and let me know what you play and where I can hear a sample!