The Music of Call of Duty WWII with Composer Wilbert Roget II
In this exclusive SoundWorks Collection podcast conversation we chat with Composer Wilbert Roget II about his work on Call of Duty WWII and discuss the unique creative challenges of writing music for video games, his extensive career working as a video game composer and how he landed the project from a conversation at GDC.
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ABOUT WILBERT ROGET II:
Wilbert Roget, II is a veteran composer in the video game industry. He joined LucasArts as a staff composer in 2008, where he scored several games in the Star Wars universe, including Star Wars: The Old Republic and Star Wars: First Assault. He later became a freelance writer, scoring Call of Duty: WWII, Guild Wars 2: Path of Fire, Lara Croft and the Temple of Osiris, Dead Island 2, Anew: The Distant Light and other indie and AAA titles. His scores have earned him several awards and nominations from the Game Audio Network Guild, the Academy of Interactive Arts and Sciences (D.I.C.E. Awards), and others.
Roget also co-founded Impact Soundworks, a successful music software company, and is an accomplished lecturer on game music, giving talks at the Game Developers Conference, SF Conservatory of Music, Yale University and other institutions. He frequently gives online masterclasses and tutorials on music composition and production, and has a passion for teaching the craft.
Inspired at an early age by classic Japanese game soundtracks, Roget specializes in writing music that employs memorable themes, developed throughout the score in a traditional fashion. He balances modern production with classic construction, creating fresh and contemporary soundscapes as well as nuanced orchestrations. Wilbert studied music at Yale University, is originally from Philadelphia, PA and currently resides in Seattle, WA. He is an avid multi-instrumentalist, performing solo flute, keyboards, accordion and guitar on many of his scores.
Roget is an ASCAP-affiliated composer and a member of the Game Audio Network Guild, and is represented by Cheryl Tiano of The Gorfaine-Schwartz Agency.