A Composer’s Guide To Game Music – Winifred Phillips


Original Book Review by Alan Rogers Music for video games has developed over the last 20 years or so as the technology behind the video games themselves has become more complex. Today, many video games contain orchestral scores and have much in common with film scores of the films coming out of Hollywood and beyond.…

John Barry’s Goldfinger In Focus – Barry Russell


Original Book Review by Alan Rogers “John Barry’s Goldfinger In Focus” is a slight book (a mere 40 pages in length) and is one of a number of study guides for students studying for a Music Technology qualification (other guides include “Danny Elfman: Batman In Focus” and “The Who: Who’s Next In Focus”). Although written…

The Music of Star Trek: Profiles In Style – Jeff Bond


Original Book Review by Alan Rogers Reading Jeff Bond’s overview of the music of Star Trek, that has arguably produced more music than any other franchise, it is clear that he enjoyed writing and compiling this book. Bond – Film Score Magazine’s “Editor-at-Large” – in his Introduction highlights the fact that almost every aspect of…