Great to be able to announce that I have been invited to speak from a composers perspective at FOCUS – The Meeting Place for International Production event this December. Hosted at the Business Design Centre in Islington, I will be kickstarting the industry speaker presentations alongside the brilliant Gina Jackson.
Steven Coltartwill discuss composing and implementing emotionally charged music for video games, with a focus on his cinematic ‘Planet of the Apes: Last Frontier’ soundtrack using Unreal Engine, and will also showcase current project ‘Just Breathe’. Supported by the UK Games Fund, ‘Just Breathe’ follows lead character Loki as he learns to navigate his anxiety and emotions through a gameplay based on mindfulness.
It’s October PRS royalty day! As always it brings surprises, along with continued sync across Reality TV & Japanese Anime. My unexpected pick this time round is my piano production album ‘In Slow Emotion’ used as additional music for Netflix Original ‘When Heroes Fly’, which won Best Series at the 2018 Canneseries festival. Based on the novel by Amir Gutfreund.
My music is used for TV soundtrack coverage around the world. From Grammy Awards, FIFA World Cup, Japanese Anime & lots more! For the first time, I’ve been given special permission to release an hours collection of my TV tracks as an album. Announcing ‘The Prophecy’, set for release on Apple Music and Spotify November 1st 2019. Original artwork by Frank Victoria.
I’ve been waiting for the right game to score next, an original story that goes away from the expected narrative & can now announce I’m composer for Engine House VFX Studio on ‘Just Breathe’. Selected by UK Games Fund, follow Loki as he learns to navigate his anxiety and his emotions through a gameplay based on mindfulness. Accompany him through his distress, panics, relief and peace. All he can do to progress is to Just Breathe…
Really looking forward to composing the soundtrack. First up is a demo, more news to follow as the game is developed.
I am very pleased to announce that an hour long mix of my Planet of the Apes: Last Frontier video game music soundtrack will be uploaded to the games official YouTube channel, Thursday July 4th at 6pm. Apes Together Strong!
Great to be invited back to Norwich Games Festival, with tomorrows talk about my role training the next generation of composers and sound designers. With input from some of my recent graduates from The University of Hertfordshire now in full-time roles at Frontier Developments (Jurassic World Evolution) and Ubisoft (Anno 1800, Beyond Medusa’s Gate). If you’re in the area, come along! 31st May, 4pm in the Forum.
‘The Launch’, from ‘Pinnacle’, used as the music backing to build inspiring tension at the most critical moment of MasterChef Italia 2019 Final on Sky Uno, announcing Valeria as this years winner. A suitably epic moment for this track! You can check out the official MasterChef Facebook video via this link.
"Thanks for your amazing contribution to the project, we could not have done it without you"
Martin Alltimes, Imaginati CEO - Planet of The Apes: Last Frontier
"Throughout the development Steven showed great sensitivity and appreciation for what we're making and we think the end result is fantastic. In all our presentations of the game so far, the first thing people say is how good the sound design and music is. When the next project lands we'll be calling Steven again.
Dan Mayers, Into Light
"We've worked with Steven on the films Downward and The Canister and there was no discussion when it came to our latest film: Ascendance. His music is powerful, beautiful and stirs emotions we often forget we have. Amazing!
Michael Ortiz, Ascendance
"Steven has recorded over 20 tracks for The Repopulation, and was flexible in providing alternate versions of tracks based on feedback. This has included a mixture of shorter looping combat tracks, and longer "theme" tracks. We look forward to continuing working with him in the future."
JC Smith, The Repopulation MMORPG
"I am left speechless, it was beautiful, it was just what I was looking for and the turnaround time was exceptionally fast"