Dallas, TX (September 13, 2007)–Original music house Stephen Arnold Music has announced its Earwig Game Audio Division,launched with the delivery of original music packages to developer Barking Lizards for two new games launching in September.
“We developed the Earwig Game Audio Division knowing that there was a tremendous synergy for our original music and sound design in the video game industry,” said Stephen Arnold, founder and president of Stephen Arnold Music. “The two projects we just completed were not only fun, but really gave us the opportunity to ‘tune’ into our inner gamers and translate that experience into music. The group at Barking Lizards was great, and we look forward to doing even more with them in the future.”
For Barking Lizards’ Zoey 101: Field Trip Fiasco, based on the Nickelodeon television series, Stephen Arnold Music wrote four pieces of music: a one-minute track for the main scene and three 30-second supporting tracks. Each was designed to set the mood for a particular aspect of the game and all were written and produced to loop seamlessly using live musicians in the Stephen Arnold Music studio. The resulting score has an indie pop feel, with its young, upbeat and guitar-driven tracks aimed to appeal to the channel’s core demographic and yet still convey eeriness when characters encounter “scary” situations.
The music composed for Bratz 4 Real followed a similar four-piece format, with a one-minute main track and three supporting 30-second tracks. While also appealing to a young audience, Stephen Arnold Music gave these pieces an urban feel and even incorporated hip-hop into one of the tracks. The goal was to match the high school fashion scene sensibilities of the recently released Bratz feature film and still create a completely original sound.
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