26 Oct 2020

Geoff Knorr: creating the soundtrack to Civilization

From Labour Day, 11:05 am on 26 October 2020

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First released in 1991, the Civilization video game series allows players to take control of one of dozens of historical civilisations and guide them through human history, from the stone age right through to the modern era. In the newest edition of the game, Civilization VI, you can even choose to play as Kupe - the leader of the Māori civilisation.

Chief composer for the series Geoff Knorr joins the show to chat about creative freedom, the importance of having authentic instrumentation, and the challenges involved in reinterpreting the ka mate haka for a Hollywood orchestra.