Lecture: Geoff Knorr
"Tradition Meets Implementation: Exploring the Music of the World in Civilization VI," Geoff Knorr, award-winning composer and a Willson Center for Humanities and Arts Distinguished Artist 2018/2019.
Knorr has worked as a composer, orchestrator, sound designer and mixing engineer on many video game titles, including Civilization VI: Rise and Fall, Civilization VI, Civilization: Beyond Earth - Rising Tide, Civilization: Beyond Earth and Civilization V, among others. His recent work on the Civilization series has garnered numerous industry nominations and awards. Notably, the soundtrack for Civilization: Beyond Earth won the 2014 IFMCA Best Original Score for a Video Game or Interactive Media award. His concert music has been performed by the Minnesota Orchestra, Hartford Symphony Orchestra, Peabody Symphony Orchestra, Wheaton College Symphony and Atlanta Symphony Youth Orchestra. Knorr also teaches an introductory course in sound and music for video games at the Peabody Institute in Baltimore.
Knorr is a graduate of the Peabody Institute, having received a BM and MM in Music Composition and BM in Recording Arts and Sciences. While at Peabody, he studied with composers Christopher Theofanidis and Michael Hersch. He currently resides in Towson, MD.
Thursday, September 13, 2018 at 6:00pm to 7:00am
Hugh Hodgson School of Music, Edge Hall
250 River Road, Athens, GA 30602