Quick Look: Laura Shigihara on Video Game Music

Laura Shigihara shares her experiences as a professional video game music composer as well as early inspirations for her career choices. Coupled with the fact that Ms. Shigihara’s voice is as endearing as a dozen fluffy kittens, this video is quite inspirational for aspiring VGM composers everywhere.

by metalcrush

Here at ThaSauce, we love Laura Shigihara‘s music. No seriously, we absolutely adore her. Apart from being quite the busy lady nowadays, this acclaimed Plants vs. Zombies composer takes time out of her involved schedule to post intriguing personal vlogs on her YouTube channel, like bathing an elephant (what?!) and raving about her love for tea. This time around, Laura Shigihara comes up with a couple of reasons why she loves video game music. Highlights of this video include Ms. Shigihara’s  inspirations for choosing to create video game music as a career and her experiences with early varying genres of music within video games.

Coupled with the fact that Laura Shigihara’s voice is as endearing as a dozen fluffy kittens, this video is quite inspirational for aspiring professional VGM composers everywhere.

The ‘Quick Look’ series at ThaSauce covers quick videos and  featured songs to introduce emerging artists and musical twists within the VGM scene. Have you heard or seen any interesting VGM videos on YouTube lately? Shoot me an e-mail at [email protected]



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