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Kaverini Staff Member Spotlight: Andrew Struck-Marcell

Kaverini Staff Member Spotlight: Andrew Struck-Marcell

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Over the course of the next few weeks, we’ll be talking with various people contributing to the upcoming “Kaverini: Nuuk Adventures”! Andrew Struck-Marcell, an arranger of several tracks in the soundtrack, speaks about the wonders of sound, music, JRPG’s, virtual reality horror games, and heavy advice for our times!

 

  1. Seems that you are contributing to a lot of interesting and varied games! Describe some of them!

One is a VR Horror game/experience where you try to survive being trapped in a chair within a creepy room, another I might be working on soon is a VR shooter involving your favorite holiday characters.

  1. How did your career start and what inspired it?

I started writing music in my teens because, I suppose, it was the thing I enjoyed, or that spoke to me, the most.

  1. What musical pieces have you composed or arranged that you have been the most proud of?

I have a concert piece for two percussionists in which I really like the music, the concept, and the movement choreography I had the percussionists do.

  1. What are some of your most profound musical influences?

From Game music, the famous 16-bit JRPGs from Squaresoft and the Mother games. From concert music, Feldman, Takemitsu. From Indian classical music, Nikhil Banerjee.

  1. What are some of your favorite video games or software programs in general?

Above noted JRPGs. My digital audio workstation of choice is Logic; I also love Sound Hack for some cool, very specific processing it can do.

  1. If someone were to go down your career path, what advice would you give them?

Nurture your connections early and regularly, and always be making things.

  1. What’s something that you’d like to share about yourself that not many people know?

Some of my favorite sounds are crowd noises. I love the sound of live sporting events.

  1. Any advice for future generations, generally speaking?

We’re tribalistic, but that also means we need each other.

Thanks for taking the time to talk with us! Have a look at Andrew’s work here: https://soundcloud.com/andrewstruck-marcell

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