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Interview: Mark Griskey (The Force Unleashed 2)



Interview: Mark Griskey

Recorded October 4, 2010
Published November 8, 2010

Composer Mark Griskey talks about returning to score THE FORCE UNLEASHED, how the music for the franchise has evolved since the first game, and what it was like working on this project at the same time as STAR WAR: THE OLD REPUBLIC.

Episode Highlights

00:44 - Introduction
02:59 - What was it like coming back to this franchise?
06:09 - The time-crunch challenge
08:15 - Twitter Question #1 - What familiar music themes do you employ?
12:08 - How do you handle fan expectations for Star Wars music?
15:51 - Twitter Question #2 - How do you tell the story through your music?
18:55 - How did you feel at the completion of The Force Unleashed 2 compared to the first?
24:05 - Working on TFU and Star Wars: The Old Republic at the same time.
16:08 - Twitter Question #3 - Adapting to Game scoring
17:17 - Biggest creative challenge?
18:10 - Dealing with franchise pressures
19:09 - Looking forward to more game projects?


Music Clips (Select music clips contained in this podcast)

00:00 - "Main Title and the Test Chamber" (The Force Unleashed 2) by Mark Griskey
07:40 - "Escape from Kamino"  (The Force Unleashed 2) by Mark Griskey
08:38 - "Discovering Dagobah and the Cave" (The Force Unleashed 2) by Mark Griskey
14:30 - "Assault on Kamino" (The Force Unleashed 2) by Mark Griskey
23:11 - "The Hanging City" (The Force Unleashed 2) by Mark Griskey
29:42 - "The Reunion of Juno and Starkiller" (The Force Unleashed 2) by Mark Griskey