If you haven’t heard of Austin Wintory before, there is a good chance you’ve heard his music regardless. As Austin has scored the music for such games as The Banner Saga Series, Assassin’s Creed Syndicate, Abzu and various more. Including his score for Journey, a game which rocked the industry back in 2012 and which Austin was nominated a Grammy for (the first for a video game soundtrack).
During his career of composing, which has now spanned over ten years, Austin has worked with a variety of developers, publishers, singers, musicians and orchestras. But not just for games. His worked has spanned across dozens of films and stage productions, one of which happens to be with a famous Australian musical trio and on of his favourite collaborations.
In the lead up to the release of his latest project Absolver from French studio Sloclap and publisher Devolver Digital, we chatted to him not only about his said work on Absolver and his own favourite video game composers, but about this favourite collaboration of his. Which happens to be with the legendary comedic, musical Australian trio, Tripod.