Ep. 59: Game Play (Disk 3): 8-Bit Music (w/ Daryl Banner)

Why do we find the sounds of 8-bit music so nostalgic, even those who grew up in a time when video games no longer had 8-bit soundtracks? Then, it was used out of necessity, and today it is used to add a level of creativity and to evoke a sense of nostalgia. Composer and author Daryl Banner returns to the podcast to talk about his experience with 8-bit music as both a composer of that medium as well as someone who still enjoys his childhood video games.

Ep. 57: Psalms and Sirens – The Life and Works of Lili Boulanger

Life is about making the most of everything you’ve got, no matter how long your time is here on this big, blue marble. Lili Boulanger, the younger sister of the renowned pedagogue Nadia Boulanger, only lived to the age of 25, but during her short life, she was able to accomplish more than what most composers of her time could only dream of.

6 – Norse Mythology

While the religion of the of the Old Norse are no longer widely practiced, the stories of their gods and monsters still live on in our modern culture. The Norse myths have been the inspiration for a great many artistic endeavors, from Richard Wagner’s Der Ring des Nibelungen to Santa Monica Studio’s 2018 God of War. Let’s see just how imbedded these stories are in our daily lives.

Backstage with J. M. Gerraughty

J. M. Gerraughty quickly became one of The Composer Chronicles’ closest friends after his episode (Ep. 34) aired in January 2021. After sharing his joy for being on the podcast with the Twitter-verse, he sparked some excitement within the composer community, giving The Composer Chronicles an opportunity to flourish into the platform that it is now. On this episode of the “Backstage” series of Unscripted, we catch up with him and talk about… whatever we want!