Top Score

Host Emily Reese takes an in-depth listen to video game music and talks with the people who make it.

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  • Bill ElmRed Dead Redemption on Top Score
    Rockstar Games turned to Bill Elm and Woody Jackson to create the music for "Red Dead Redemption." On this episode of Top Score from Classical MPR, Elm discusses he and Jackson's background in the alt-country scene, his admiration for Italian film composer Ennio Morricone and more.June 23, 2011
  • Sean MurraySean Murray, composer for Call of Duty: Black Ops on Top Score
    Composer Sean Murray talks about his music for Call of Duty: Black Ops, game 7 in one of the most successful franchises in gaming history. Hear him on Top Score from Classical Minnesota Public Radio.June 9, 2011
  • Garry SchymanBioShock Composer Garry Schyman on Top Score
    Composer Garry Schyman talks to Top Score about his music for BioShock, BioShock 2 and Dante's Inferno.May 24, 2011
  • Composer Jason GravesDead Space Composer Jason Graves on Top Score
    Composer Jason Graves created a gorgeous but terrifying score for Dead Space and Dead Space 2. Hear an interview with Jason on Episode 3 of Top Score from Classical MPR.May 10, 2011
  • Stacking from Double FineStacking on Top Score
    Episode Two of Top Score is all about Stacking, a delightful game with a classical soundtrack. Join Emily Reese for a conversation with Game Designer Lee Petty, Audio Director Brian Min and Composer Peter McConnell.April 26, 2011
  • Inon ZurTop Score: Dragon Age II Composer Inon Zur
    Award-winning composer Inon Zur writes music for video games like Dragon Age: Origins, Dragon Age II, and the two most recent games in the Fallout series. He talks about his journey and his job on Top Score from Classical Minnesota Public Radio.April 12, 2011