Ukie has announced Game Changers, a live game music event streamed via Twitch on Thursday 6th August, showcasing the best of established and emerging UK games music talent.
The first in a new series, Ukie's Game Changers events will highlight the incredible work of a diverse range of people in creative disciplines across the sector, aiming to encourage more people from a wider range of backgrounds to consider careers in games.
GAME CHANGERS - 6TH AUG 7:30-11:00PM
Hosted live from London’s Loading Bar, and sponsored by Harmonix and NCSOFT’s upcoming music game FUSER, the first Game Changers event brings together five fantastic female games composers and musicians providing a mix of live-as-it-happens performances and exclusive video content.
Niamh Houston, AKA Chipzel, is a BAFTA-nominated and award-winning independent composer, producer and performer from Northern Ireland. Chipzel ‘s unique music combines her specialist instrument, the Nintendo Gameboy, with an ever-developing blend of electronic and analogue sound. Chipzel is a prolific game composer, with smash indie titles including Super Hexagon, Crypt of the Necrodancer and, more recently, Dicey Dungeons to her name. She has also released three studio albums, scored for mixed media and toured worldwide.
Luci Holland is a Scottish composer and sound artist, based in Edinburgh, creating music and audiovisual art for games, film and concerts. Her recent games work includes Blazing Griffin‘s 2018 release Murderous Pursuits, the orchestration and arrangement of fellow games composer Jessica Curry’s Disappearing for the Materia Collective and a bespoke soundtrack for the extensive Skyrim mod Lordbound. Luci also works as a musical director and composer with the youth music charity Tinderbox Project and in 2019 joined the classical music station Scala Radio to present The Console, a weekly one-hour show dedicated to celebrating great music in games.
Inspired by early Chiptune and 8-bit music, singer and producer Nyokeë presents an energetic mix of synth heavy Kawaii Bass and retro game sounds, wrapped in electrifying games-influenced visuals and Harajuku street fashion. While primarily an artist-producer, her work highlights the active influence games music and visuals are having on wider musical culture, and she continues to expand her repertoire with an as-yet-unannounced game soundtrack. Her influences include Kero Kero Bonito, BT, Bjork and Unicorn Kid.
Ninichi is a British & Thai composer born & based in the UK, specialising in game music but also writing for film, TV and commercial projects. She composes in a broad range of styles encompassing electronic, jazz and orchestral pieces, with Oriental and African influences, and has created the soundtracks for a wealth of indie titles, including Arcadium, Mini Hospital and the forthcoming games Powerpool Slam and Cyclocube. A strong advocate for video game music and independent music creation, Ninichi was also featured in the BBC Bitesize Series: Composing Music for Video Games.
Luka-Antonia Harvie, AKA Circuit Bird, is a freelance video game sound designer and musician based in Hull and London. An emerging artist, specialising in chiptune, rave and Eurodance, Circuit Bird’s work to date has focused on podcast intros, jingles and voice acting, but she look to expand her growing repertoire more game-related projects.