So I hope this to be the first of many posts on this new blog.  A few short comments to introduce myself and the goal of this blog.

I am currently a PhD musicology student at a large western US university.  My primary research area is in various media scores (film, television, video games, etc), and while I have yet to start my dissertation research, I do hope to shortly begin to narrow down the exact topic.

The main purpose of this blog is to act as a sort of “temp track” for my research.  Just like the director’s use of a temp track to give the composer an idea of what they might want for music in a particular scene, I hope to use this blog as a sounding board for my ideas.  Though, sometimes I may just post observations and thoughts on a recent score or something that caught my ear.  As I am just beginning this blog, it is hard to know what direction it might take.

Anyway, welcome, and I do hope to update this as often as possible (but school does come first!).

2 thoughts on “Greetings…

  1. Hi!

    I’m a musicology student from Norway, and I noticed that you’re going to adress music in video games, which interest me as well. I hope to read some of your writings on games music, as well as on other topics!

    with regards

    1. I am very interested in the use of music in games. Every since the first time I played Final Fantasy III as a kid(or VI depending on which release, I don’t know how they were released in Norway, but what was originally VI was first released in the States as III). Do you have any specific game scores you would recommed? Since starting grad school, I must say my own gaming has stopped to a large extent(excpet for the occasional bouts of Guitar Hero at parties).

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