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N64 Composer Grant Kirkhope Talks Banjo-Kazooie, GoldenEye, Perfect Dark

Grant Kirkhope N64 Composer Quest

It was an honor interviewing legendary composer Grant Kirkhope about his time at Rare, where he worked on some of the most popular video game soundtracks of all time. In this episode of Composer Quest, Grant talks about composing within the very small limits of the Nintendo 64 cartridge, and he shares some stories behind the soundtracks to Banjo-Kazooie, Banjo-Tooie, GoldenEye 007, and Perfect Dark. We also talk about Grant’s more recent orchestral work for Kingdoms of Amalur and Civilization: Beyond Earth, and he shares his favorite chord progressions that keep coming back in his music.

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For more of Grant’s music, visit GrantKirkhope.com or Bandcamp. You can also connect with him on Twitter @grantkirkhope.

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