Post Magazine recently published an article about me titled “Going Pro: Programmer Kaleb Grace“. The article summarizes my education and life after high school, and explores the connection between my work as a software engineer and a video game music composer. I am grateful to Post Magazine and Cogswell College for the spotlight on my career thus far!
Some time has passed since the release of the Monocle Man soundtrack, so I wanted to share some of the attention it has received since then.
Nitro Game Injection, the rockin’ video game music radio show hosted by KyleJCrb and Larry Oji, featured tracks from Monocle Man not just once, but twice. Listen to episodes 245 and 247 to hear cuts from the album, as well as many other good tunes!
This past month, on June 22nd, Cogswell College hosted the 2013 Fusion Awards, which gave me what is likely my greatest level of music recognition to date. I won TWO awards, and was nominated for an additional two categories!
My wins were Best Music Production for , a track I composed and produced for a console game in development, and Best Game for Wizard Prison, a title I am currently working on in various capacities, including as the sole programmer. (The latter award was shared amongst the development team.)
Worlds Apart, the award-winning animated film created by “Project X Productions” at Cogswell College, is now available on YouTube! I worked as the Music Production Engineer for Worlds Apart back in 2011 as production finally wrapped. My job was to assist composers Jeremiah Dias and Cameron McLaughlin in creating a score that was tailor-made for the film, and stayed true to the director’s vision.
Tonight I had the honor of winning the award for best Music Composition at the Cogswell Fusion Awards. beat out six strong entries from other students. I thank everyone who voted for me. It’s truly encouraging to know that, even as a first-term student, I’m getting recognition for my ideas and skill. With the vast amount of knowledge I’m learning at this school, I can only assume next year’s entry will be even better.
As a note, “Fusion Mix” is essentially the same as the original version from my Admission Portfolio but looped/faded. Nevertheless, it’s available from the preceding link.