The podcast where composers share thoughts and stories about their original scores. In every episode, a composer tells the creation story of their music used in some of today's top film, television and video game soundtracks.
Gareth Coker is a British composer for film, games, and commercials. Gareth has developed a compositional style focusing on memorable, melodically-driven themes and motifs, combined with unique, and unconventional soundscapes. He collaborated with Moon Studios on the acclaimed game Ori and the Blind Forest, released in March 2015. His original score for Ori has won several prestigious awards, including an Academy of Interactive Arts & Sciences award for Outstanding Music Composition, a SXSW Gaming Award for Excellence in Musical Score, and the Game Audio Network Guild’s Audio of the Year.
Gareth Coker has since written scores for Minecraft, has also contributed music to the independent games Primal Carnage, The Mean Greens, and inMomentum and in the realm of Virtual Reality has written the score for veteran developer Insomniac Games’ new title The Unspoken. One of Coker's other recent video game projects has been for the open-world video game, ARK Survival Evolved.
Ark: Survival Evolved (stylized as ARK) is action-adventure survival video game developed by Studio Wildcard in collaboration with Instinct Games, Efecto Studios, and Virtual Basement. In the game, players must survive being stranded on an island filled with roaming dinosaurs and other prehistoric animals, natural hazards, and potentially hostile human players.
In this episode, Gareth Coker talks about the history of his ARK SURVIVAL EVOLVED main theme and the track from the final boss fight in the game, entitled “Overseer.”
03:44 - Track - “Main Theme (Original)”
04:36 - Track - “Main Theme (Live)”
05:23 - Track - “Recap of the Main Theme (Original)"
06:11 - Track - “Recap of the Main Theme (Live)"
07:03 - Track - “The Overseer”
00:05 - Track - "Ascension”
01:39 - Track - “Creation”
THE ARK: SURVIVAL EVOLVED SOUNDTRACK
The original soundtrack for ARK: SURVIVAL EVOLVED releases on August 29 via digital and streaming outlets worldwide through Sumthing Else Music Works.
MORE ABOUT THE COMPOSER
You can find out and hear more music by GARETH COKER at his official website GARETH-COKER.NET
Follow Gareth Coker on Twitter @garethcoker
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