Geektown Behind The Scenes Podcast 02: ‘MediEvil’ Game & ‘Dead Pixels’ TV Show Composers Bob & Barn Interview

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11 Jan 20

Geektown Behind The Scenes Podcast 02: ‘MediEvil’ Game & ‘Dead Pixels’ TV Show Composers Bob & Barn Interview

In the second episode of our new Geektown Behind The Scenes podcast, I had the chance to interview Paul Arnold and Andrew Barnabas, better known as composer duo Bob & Barn.

Award-winning composers Bob & Barn have over forty years of professional experience as composers and have been working together for over fifteen on projects across video gaming, tv and film. After first meeting at Sony Computer Entertainment Europe in the 90’s they eventually branched out on their own in 2001. Initially composing for games such as ‘Neverwinter Nights’, ‘Forza’ and ‘Primal’, they later moved across into tv and film, working on projects such as ‘The King Is Dead’, ‘Green Street 3: Never Back Down’, ‘The Hatton Garden Job’, and most recently, E4’s brilliant gamer sitcom, Dead Pixels, which returns for Season 2 later this year.

However, there is one project for which they are most renowned, the Sony video game MediEvil. They first worked on the game back in 1998 whilst they were still at Sony, along with the sequel ‘MediEvil 2’. In 2005 they were approached again to score the game for ‘MediEvil: Resurrection’ in 2005, and most recently, have been reworking the original score for the PS4 remaster of ‘MediEvil’ in 2019.

In the interview, Bob & Barn got into detail about creating the original sound of ‘MediEvil’, along with how they approached returning to the game to update the soundtrack for the 2019 remake. We also discuss the ins and outs of creating video game music in general, along with chatting about their move into tv and film, including their work on E4’s ‘Dead Pixels’. Listen to the interview below!

Geektown Behind The Scenes Podcast 02: ‘MediEvil’ Game & ‘Dead Pixels’ TV Show Composers Bob & Barn Interview

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