Austin Wintory
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Hi !
I discovered your music very recently, and i saw your music on bandcamp.
The CD Journey: Transfiguration was at 1$, but now it's at 8$.
Did i miss the opportunity ? And, if i miss it, do you know how long this CD will remain available ?

Thanks for your work, and keep going your wondrful music !


Austin Wintory responded on 09/10/2014
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Hi! You managed to discover Transfiguration during that tiny window in which I'd marked everything on bandcamp down to $0 for my 30th birthday! As of this morning it's all back to their normal price; the CD was $1 because I couldn't give a physical CD freely apparently.

That said, there is no shortage of them. I produced a bunch and so if you're interested in buying it, there is zero rush!

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Are you playing a concert in the LA area anytime soon?


Austin Wintory responded on 05/02/2014
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Actually, yes!! June 11th at Nokia, as part of Video Games Live's E3 show!! Tickets are just now on pre-sale I believe :)

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I'm completely in love with Journey soundtrack, and I'd wish to buy it. However, I have some serious problems with iTunes. Is there any other way to purchase?


Austin Wintory responded on 12/27/2012
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Thank you so much for the nice words, and yes not everyone loves iTunes! You can also download it via the PlayStation Network, or buy physical CD's. The CD's are available from thatgamecompany's official store:
http://store.thatgamecompany.com/en/

Or on Amazon:
http://www.amazon.com/Journey-Official-S...

I'm sorry to say it's not currently available for any streaming, nor AmazonMp3.

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Would it be possible to get a copy of the sheet music for Apotheosis? I might be able to get my local orchestra to play this wonderful piece.


Austin Wintory responded on 12/15/2012
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Yes absolutely!! Please email me via my website and we can definitely arrange for that!! And depending on how the timing of it works out, and where you're located, I can attend the concert! I have done this many times, including giving public workshops and whatnot as part of it. It's great fun and I am delighted to support it!!!

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First and foremost I love your music!

I loved to sing ever since I was little but I have really bad stage fright. I look up to you and I was curious what suggestions you have.


Austin Wintory responded on 12/14/2012
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I think stage fright comes mainly from inexperience ... the more you get up in front of people the more natural it becomes. As far as I can tell, there's no trick really. It's simply a matter of forcing yourself to do it. But that shouldn't be hard if performing is something you love In other words, if you're only 'so so' about singing, it's hard to justify suffering through stage fright in order to do it. But if you LOVE it, then it's obviously worth it! :)

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How do you transition from being a composer looking for work into a working musician?


Austin Wintory responded on 12/14/2012
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There is no transition ... I'm always looking for work! The type of jobs change as your career moves forward, but you should ALWAYS be hungry. Complacency is your worst enemy.

Also creativity shouldn't be relegated to your music alone. I firmly believe we should be creative in EVERY aspect of our career, including how we find work. Always be thinking outside the box ...

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Hi Mr. Wintory,
I'm heading into the music industry, & I'm also learning to write songs, hoping to include scored pieces like your works. Are there any tips/advice you'd have for beginners? Thanks


Austin Wintory responded on 12/14/2012
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If you're just getting started there are two things of great importance for you: 1) Always be listening. Listen to music constantly, and of as many genres as you can think of. You should become a musical citizen of the World and do your best to kick over every rock out there.

and 2) Realize that music is an inward process. Writing something truly meaningful is very hard to do, and takes lots of soul searching and introspection. Focus very diligently and what's inside.

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Will there a concert/orchestra in San Francisco Bay Area?


Austin Wintory responded on 12/14/2012
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Nothing is currently planned but it's always possible!! Nothing makes it happen sooner than when someone gets the ball rolling ... :)

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Are you coming to Seattle, WA anytime soon? Also, would you say you're a conductor as well? If so have you thought about guest conducting video games live?


Austin Wintory responded on 11/10/2012
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No performances planned for Seattle at the moment, though I go there fairly regularly for conferences, festivals (SIFF), etc. And yes I'm definitely a conductor and have already had the pleasure of conducting VGL in a number of places, in addition to a bunch of other concerts. Conducting is a major and passionate part of my life!!

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Hi,

Was wondering if you are going to release a physical copy of the Journey soundtrack and if there would be any extras (such as fan covers) or a limited edition version of the same.

Thanks!


Austin Wintory responded on 11/10/2012
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Physical CD's are available via thatgamecompany's store now. Fan covers are consigned to YouTube, but there are a ton and they're all amazing!!