AES Los Angeles 2014 Presenter or Author

Winifred Phillips

Winifred Phillips

Primary Affiliation: Generations Productions LLC - New York City Metropolitan Area

Winifred Phillips is an award-winning game composer with more than 11 years of experience in the game industry. Some of her video game credits include Assassin’s Creed Liberation, The Da Vinci Code, God of War, Speed Racer, Shrek the Third, Spore Hero and multiple games in the LittleBigPlanet franchise, among many others. She has received a Global Music Award, an Interactive Achievement Award / D.I.C.E. Award from the Academy of Interactive Arts and Sciences, two Hollywood Music in Media Awards, five Game Audio Network Guild Awards, an IGN Best Score Award, a GameSpot Best Music Award, a GameZone Score of the Year Award, a GameFocus Award, and three Gracie Awards from the Alliance of Women in Media.

Phillips is the author of the bestselling book, A COMPOSER'S GUIDE TO GAME MUSIC (The MIT Press, 2014), which was described by The Boston Globe as “the first book designed to help experienced musicians brave the transition to the world of game composing," and was hailed by Sound on Sound magazine as "partly educational and partly inspirational… a great introduction to this specialist art." Music Connection Magazine added that "Phillips' hands-on insights and advice make this one a keeper," and Film Score Monthly praised the book as "a touchstone academic achievement."

She has released fifteen albums. Her soundtrack album for the Legend of the Guardians video game was the first video game soundtrack album released by WaterTower Music, the film music record label of Warner Bros. She has been profiled in books such as Keeping Score by Tom Hoover, Cash Tracks by Jeffrey P. Fischer, and in Music Connection Magazine, which called her a “Superstar of video game music.”

Phillips' credits as a composer for television and film include music for "America's Got Talent," "Clarkson Powered Up," "Trek Nation," "Da Vinci: The Lost Treasure," "The Daily Show with Jon Stewart" and "Britain's Got Talent," along with music for a Breaking Bad promotional campaign.

Phillips will give the keynote address at the upcoming North American Conference on Video Game Music, in addition to speaking at this year's Montreal International Game Summit. She has previously spoken at such events as the Society of Composers and Lyricists seminar in New York City, GameSoundCon, the Ludomusicology Conference in Chichester UK, and the Middle Tennessee State University game music lecture moderated by Rick Carnes, President of the Songwriters Guild of America.

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Oct 9: G2: Effective Interactive Music Systems: The Nuts and Bolts of Dynamic Musical Content (Presenter)

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