How exciting to be featured in The Australian news paper !
If you were having lunch at a cafe or waiting for a flight, you might have flipped through The Australian and seen a story by national music writer Andrew McMillen about my experiences as a freelance game music composer. Andrew and I had a good chat recently at an APRA conference called The Melbourne Sessions where I presented a guest lecture on composing music for games.
Thanks to APRA AMCOS for inviting me to be part of their conference and thanks Andrew McMillen for being interested to interview me and write a story about my experiences composing music for indie games in Australia.
I was recently invited to present my two hour guest lecture ‘Composing music for video games’ at The Sydney Conservatorium of Music (where I also graduated as a contemporary percussionist many years ago).
It was a real blast to be standing up in front of an audience of enthusiastic university students. I played them examples from 5 of the games I’ve composed the soundtracks for- including beta footage, early demos and UI sound effects. I also explained the production methods, composition and studio techniques I use when writing music for games and collaborating with indie game developers.
I’l be presenting this guest lecture again soon at SAE college Sydney and hopefully at some other Uni’s and Colleges in the future.
Please get in touch if you would be interested to have me come along as BATTERIE and present this multimedia talk at your Uni or College..
BATTERIE will be presenting a 90 minute masterclass on composing music for video games at The Melbourne Sessions. Presented by APRA Amcos.
Tickets are on sale for The Melbourne Sessions, a full day dedicated to songwriting and composing. I’ll be there leading a masterclass and talking about the creative process.
Get involved at themelbournesessions.com.au @kindredstudios @apraamcos @creative_vic #TheMelbourneSessions
Read a little ‘What to expect’ Q&A about my talk here;
BATTERIE live at the Sly Fox Hotel in Enmore on 24th June.
This is a new regular experimental electronica night called S.I.C.K.O (curated by Trevor Brown) featuring multiple acts each night.
Starts at 7pm. Only $5 entry ! ! Less than the price of a beer .. Madness
SICKO – June 24th.
Sydney Improvised Composers Kollectiv Orchestra
Anomie (Sofie Loizou)
The Sly Fox Hotel – 199 Enmore Rd, Enmore.
BATTERIE is super excited to present a new live show video clip !
Filmed at Square Sounds Festival Melbourne. Many thanks to the Square Sounds Festival Team.
Videography by Jamatar (Using his awesome Panasonic DSLR) Thanks Jam !
Video clip edited and mixed by BATTERIE. (Using Logic Pro X and iMovie)
Some photos from the BATTERIE live set at Square Sounds Festival – Melbourne 2018.
Thanks to Square Sounds for inviting me to play.
Thanks to O-zan photography for the excellent photos !
BATTERIE is excited to be playing a show in Melbourne for the first time ever. With support from two awesome Melbourne electronica acts EMAH FOX & JAMATAR
Bringing together electronica, chip tune, and synth pop- these indie acts will be glitching, bleeping, drumming and vocalizing their way into the night for your listening and viewing pleasure.
BATTERIE combines live drums, samplers, synths & sound-art gadgets in a unique live solo show that pushes the boundaries of what a solo performer can do. Previously he has supported New York groups Gang Gang Dance and CIBO MATTO and written the music for indie games: OTTTD, Thumb Drift and One More Line (downloaded more than 10 million times)
EMAH FOX is a musician and producer based in Melbourne. Her dark brand of synth pop pits urgent beats and ominous synths against sweet polyrhythmic melody. Her stellar live ensemble features dynamic kit drumming from creative powerhouse Nat Grant and extra synth wizardry from the cosmically exuberant Ania Reynolds.
Wielding ambient-come-pounding electro beats, using a Game Boy, laptop and electric guitar – J▲M▲T▲R’s live performance is already amounting a reputation for one hell of a party and his future shows are not to be missed.
On Wednesday 25th Oct BATTERIE will be presenting a talk with SMG Studio game developer founder Ash Ringrose at GCAP at the Melbourne Convention Centre.
Game Connect Asia Pacific (GCAP) is the leading Australian conference for the game development, interactive media and screen tech industries, with over 1,000 attendees and representatives from almost every Australian game development company in attendance.
Jared and Ash will present a 1 hour talk called;
‘The creative collaboration between Game Developer and Game Music Composer (Jared Underwood aka BATTERIE; Ashley Ringrose, SMG Studios)’
They will discuss their collaboration, Jared’s music composition and production techniques for games and walk through numerous audio, video and game play beta footage examples of their indie games including; ‘One More Line’ & ‘Thumb Drift’ games that have been downloaded more than 10 million times each !
More info here –