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GAMEPLAY: The Music of Laura Karpman

Emmy-winning composer and Interlochen alumna Laura Karpman poses for a portrait at the 2016 Toronto Film Festival.
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Emmy-winning composer and Interlochen alumna Laura Karpman poses for a portrait at the 2016 Toronto Film Festival.

"All game developers love music . . . I've never heard 'less is more' when working on a game."

Emmy-winning composer and Interlochen alumna Laura Karpman has written music for everything from video games, film and TV to theater and multimedia.

On Gameplay this week, we’ll talk with Laura and hear some of her videogame music for Everquest 2, Kinect Disneyland Adventures, and lots more!

Generous support for the music heard on this program comes from the Robert T. and Ruth Haidt Hughes Memorial Acquisitions Fund. Special thanks to Michael Culler for engineering assistance and to Anastasia Scholze for production assistance. Amanda Sewell is IPR's Music Director. Keith Brown is GAMEPLAY’s host and executive producer.

PLAYLIST:
All selections composed by Laura Karpman

Main Title (Untold Legends: Dark Kingdom) - Prague FILMHarmonic Orchestra/Chorus

Golem Tower Arena + Chorus (Untold Legends: Dark Kingdom) - Prague FILMHarmonic Orchestra/Chorus

Main Theme Majestic Version (Kinect Disneyland Adventures) - Original soundtrack

Foodfight Loop (Kinect Disneyland Adventures) - Original soundtrack

Ariel (Kinect Disneyland Adventures) - Original soundtrack

Bobsled Loop (Kinect Disneyland Adventures) - Original soundtrack

Qeynos (Everquest II) - Prague FILMHarmonic Orchestra

Freeport (Everquest II) - Prague FILMHarmonic Orchestra

Lavastorm (Everquest II) - Prague FILMHarmonic Orchestra

Sea Battle (Everquest II) - Prague FILMHarmonic Orchestra

Sea Travel (Everquest II) - Prague FILMHarmonic Orchestra

Rickshaw Loops (Kung Fu Panda 2) - Original soundtrack - Karen Han, erhu

Forest Ambient 1 (Kung Fu Panda 2) - Original soundtrack - Karen Han, erhu; Laura Karpman, Chinese flutes

Gorilla Bossfight Castle 2 (Kung Fu Panda 2) - Original soundtrack

Oxbranch Plaza Loops (Kung Fu Panda 2) - Original soundtrack - Karen Han, erhu

Plains 1 (Guardians of Middle-Earth) - Original soundtrack

Of Tenendry + Chorus (Untold Legends: Dark Kingdom) - Prague FILMHarmonic Orchestra/Chorus

Organ Landis (Untold Legends: Dark Kingdom) - Laura Karpman and Nora Kroll-Rosenbaum, organ

Ato Bra Golem (Untold Legends: Dark Kingdom) - Prague FILMHarmonic Orchestra/Chorus

Laura Karpman, Los Angeles Times, August 21, 2019
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Karpman at her Los Angeles home with her dog, Peeti.

Keith Brown is the host of Matinee Classics and the host and producer of GAMEPLAY.