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27th June 2024
Petri Alanko To Attend SoundTrack_Cologne 2024

Next Wednesday, Petri Alanko, the talented composer behind the Alan Wake, Quantum Break, and Control series, will be taking to the stage at SoundTrack_Cologne in Germany, to talk more about his work and how he approaches the challenge of building an emotive soundtrack for an interactive project.

SoundTrack_Cologne describes itself as the "leading congress for music and sound in film, games and media", a convention packed with dozens of competitions, case studies, round tables, panels, workshops and networking. It's a Shangri-La for audio fanatics, with this year marking the event's 21st gathering. Attendees from across the world are set to descend COMEDIA Theater in Cologne between July 2nd-5th 2024. Tickets start at just 10€, with a day pass starting at 35€.

For Petri, he will be taking part in two lectures throughout the week. The first is on Wednesday, July 3rd at the COMEDIA Theater, Probeb├╝hne at 10:30am (local time) for a workshop discussion on Alan Wake and Control. He is set to return later that evening at 16:00 for a Games Roundtable with Tom Salta, Stephen Barton, and Gordy Haab. 

You can check out the full schedule for the Composing For Games event, HERE!

Event Description: "Music in video games helps to build an atmosphere that fits the plot and genre of the game, helps to explain the story itself, and creates a more immersive experience in a non-linear environment. SoundTrack_Cologne dedicates in its 21st edition four panels to the experiences of renowned composers: Tom Salta, ASCAP award-winning and BAFTA-nominated, (Playerunknown's Battlegrounds); Stephen Barton and Gordy Haab, 2024 GRAMMY winners (Star Wars Jedi: Survivor), and Petri Alanko, three times BAFTA nominated (Alan Wake I and II), who have made their way in the growing video game industry."

Speaker Bio: "Alanko (aka Lowland) is a three-time BAFTA-nominated Finnish composer, musician and producer who creates deeply emotional soundscapes for visual media, including games, television and movies. His dynamic repertoire ranges from the haunting orchestral/electronic scores for Remedy Entertainment’s psycho-thriller, Alan Wake, to the thematic hybrid works of action blockbuster Quantum Break and the complex musical landscape of Control featuring a twisted and ominous electronic sci-fi score for Remedy’s cinematic triumph. Alanko’s latest musical project was composing the score for Remedy’s supernatural horror sequel, Alan Wake II, released in 2023.

"As an artist and performer, Alanko has toured extensively with popular Finnish bands including keyboards for Neon 2, recorded the albums, Classical Trancelations 1 and 2(under his Lowland moniker) and performed Classical Trancelations In Concert at the Helsinki Festival. Previously Alanko collaborated with the symphonic metal band Nightwish composing the sophisticated classical arrangements for Imaginaerum, based on their hit album. Since 2018, Alanko has also held the role of Audio Director at Finnish Broadcasting Company YLE’s radio department. Other upcoming projects include scoring assignments for Space X and Paris Fashion Week as well as Classical Trancelations 3, currently in pre-production."


The Control Series

The Crossfire Series

The Quantum Break Series

The Alan Wake Series

The Max Payne Series




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