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The MIT Press Publishes Book by Winifred Phillips:
A COMPOSER'S GUIDE TO GAME MUSIC - 2/18/14


A Composer's Guide to Game MusicThe Massachusetts Institute of Technology Press has published A Composer's Guide to Game Music by Winifred Phillips. As an award-winning composer of video game music, Phillips provides a comprehensive, practical guide that leads an aspiring video game composer from acquiring the necessary creative skills to understanding the function of music in games to finding work in the field.

Among those praising Phillips’s book is celebrated film/game composer Harry Gregson-Williams (Shrek, Narnia, Kingdom of Heaven, Metal Gear Solid series), who described A Composer’s Guide to Game Music as “not just compulsory bedside reading for budding games composers, but a fine achievement in itself. Bravo!”

Renowned video game director David Jaffe (God of War, the Twisted Metal series) described Phillips’s book as “an important, deep, and rare exploration of video game music by one of the medium’s smartest and most talented voices.”

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Winifred Phillips' speech for the Montreal International Game Summit - 11/22/13

The music of the Assassin's Creed Liberation video game is discussed by the composer in this video from the Montreal International Game Summit. On November 12, 2013, game composer Winifred Phillips talked about how to compose musical themes for games by discussing her award-winning soundtrack for the Assassin's Creed Liberation video game.

Encompassing many melodies and variations woven throughout the score, the music uses its thematic structure to support both gameplay and narrative. This examination of the music of Assassin's Creed Liberation presented examples of thematic composition in action, and how such an approach can benefit any video game project.




Assassin's Creed III Liberation Soundtrack Makes the First-Round Grammy Awards Ballot - 10/12/13

The Grammy Awards first round ballots were sent to the voting members of the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences, and the soundtrack of Assassin's Creed III Liberation was included on the ballot!

Assassin's Creed III Liberation is up for consideration for the Grammy Awards this year in the following categories: Best Score Soundtrack for Visual Media, Best Instrumental Composition, and Best Instrumental Arrangement.




Assassin's Creed Liberation Will Be Released in High Definition in 2014- 9/10/13

One of Winifred Phillips' recent projects as a video game composer, Assassin's Creed Liberation, will soon be released for Xbox 360, PS3 and PC. The game's publisher, Ubisoft, made the announcement today that the game, which had achieved impressive sales and multiple awards in 2013 for its initial release on the PlayStation Vita, will soon be available on all the major consoles and PC in an enhanced, high-definition version.

Assassin's Creed Liberation HD will be available for purchase in early 2014. To coincide with today's announcement, Ubisoft released a brand new trailer for the game. The trailer is completely scored with Winifred Phillips' music from the Assassin's Creed Liberation game:




Winifred Phillips' Latest Project is FIGHTER WITHIN, Coming in November 2013- 9/10/13

One of Winifred Phillips' most recent projects is music for the fighting game, FIGHTER WITHIN, coming to XBOX One on November 19, 2013.

FIGHTER WITHIN is the first Next-Gen fighting game, employing new motion recognition technology to drop players into the heart of the fight. The game is powered by jaw-dropping graphics, "in your face" animations, and impressive real-time damages. FIGHTER WITHIN makes full use of the XBOX One and the new generation of Kinect sensor's exclusive technology to deliver a bare knuckle fighting experience against friends and foes.




Winifred Phillips' acceptance speech for G.A.N.G. Awards broadcast on Twitch.tv - 5/14/13

The Game Audio Network Guild Awards ceremony was broadcast by Twitch.tv on Sunday, May 12th 2013. In this video clip, Winifred Phillips accepts the award for Best Original Vocal Song - Choral for the Main Theme of one of her recent projects, Assassin's Creed III Liberation.

The G.A.N.G. Awards show is an annual celebration of excellence in game audio. G.A.N.G. Awards are presented to individuals, projects and products that represent the highest quality and achievement of the past year.




Winifred Phillips receives G.A.N.G. Award for Assassin's Creed III Liberation - 3/30/13

GameFocus AwardsAt the Game Audio Network Guild Awards ceremony that took place on March 28th, 2013 at the Game Developers Conference in San Francisco, Winifred Phillips won a G.A.N.G. Award for the main theme music of Assassin’s Creed® III Liberation (Ubisoft®). 

The "Main Theme" music of Assassin's Creed III Liberation won the "2012 Best Original Vocal Song - Choral" award.

The G.A.N.G. Awards show is an annual celebration of excellence in game audio. G.A.N.G. Awards are presented to individuals, projects and products that represent the highest quality and achievement of the past year.




Winifred Phillips receives Global Music Award for Assassin's Creed III Liberation - 3/7/13

Global Music Awards

Winifred Phillips has been awarded a Global Music Award for her music score for the Assassin’s Creed® III Liberation video game (Ubisoft®).  Winifred Phillips composed the entire score for the Assassin’s Creed III Liberation video game. The music was produced by award-winning music producer Winnie Waldron. The game was released for the PlayStation Vita in October 2012.

The Global Music Awards recognize the original music and unique voices of talented international musical artists. Evaluated on the basis of overall musical excellence, winners of the Global Music Awards include prominent composers for film, television and video games; outstanding songwriters and bestselling recording artists from the world of popular music; and illustrious composers whose works have been performed in concert halls around the world.




Awards for the musical score of Assassin's Creed III Liberation- 1/16/13

GameFocus AwardsThe music of Assassin's Creed III Liberation, composed by Winifred Phillips and produced by Winnie Waldron, has won a GameFocus Award for Best Music of 2012.

The GameFocus Awards are given by Game-Focus.com. Each year GameFocus presents its annual awards for the best games of 2012 in multiple categories, including Best RPG, Best Action / Adventure, Best Screenplay, Publisher of the Year, Developer of the Year and Game of the Year. GameFocus is an interactive entertainment website that focuses on the gaming industry, and is a top resource for both industry news and product reviews.

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Composer Winifred Phillips has received a Best Composer of 2012 Award from GameMusic.net for her music for Assassin's Creed III Liberation. The music of the Assassin's Creed III Liberation game has also received "Best Soundtrack" nominations from the GameZone Game of the Year Awards, the IGN Best of 2012 Awards, and the X-Play Awards, presented in their annual television show on G4TV. In addition, the Assassin's Creed III Liberation soundtrack has been named one of the Best Soundtracks of 2012 by Artastic Gaming.




Hollywood Music in Media Award Winner - 11/27/12

Hollywood Music in Media Awards 2012

Hollywood Music in Media AwardsGame composer Winifred Phillips and music producer Winnie Waldron have been awarded a 2012 Hollywood Music in Media Award for the music score for the Assassin’s Creed® III Liberation video game (Ubisoft®). The Hollywood Music in Media Award ceremony was held on November 15th, 2012 at the Fonda Theater in Hollywood.

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Phillips' original score for Assassin’s Creed III Liberation has been described as "superb" by GameZone, "killer music" by MTV Multiplayer, “spectacular” by Hard Reset, "sweeping" by IGN, “fantastic” by Gaming Examiner, and "a stealthy success" by Kotaku.

PikiGeek and Artastic Gaming hailed Phillips' score as one of the best soundtracks of 2012.

The music of the game was released as an official soundtrack by Ubisoft Music. The soundtrack is comprised of 26 tracks totaling 68 minutes of music, and is available on iTunes, Amazon.com and other online retailers.

Click below to buy the soundtrack:


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Streaming Samples Now Available for Assassin's Creed III Liberation Soundtrack - 10/27/12

Listen to streaming samples from the forthcoming soundtrack of the Assassin's Creed III: Liberation game, composed by Winifred Phillips. You can hear the excerpts in the above YouTube video, or in a Flash music player on the following site:

Assassin's Creed III: Liberation Soundtrack - Ubisoft Music




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