Will Loconto

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Will Loconto
Will Loconto
NationalityAmerican
OccupationMusician, composer
Years active31
Known forInformation Society, T-4-2, T42

Will Loconto is a musician, composer, and producer based in Austin, Texas. He is the lead vocalist/songwriter for the U.S. band T42, was a keyboardist for the band Information Society, and has composed music for various video game soundtracks including Daikatana.[1][2][3]

Career[edit]

In 1989, Loconto replaced Jimron Goff as lead vocalist for the band T42,[3][4] a Dallas area band that began in the Deep Ellum music scene in the late 1980s.[4]

Loconto quit T42 in 1993 in order to be the keyboardist in the synth band Information Society.[1][2][3]

Loconto left Information Society to work for Dallas-based computer game developer Ion Storm as a sound designer and composer. He was part of the initial design team for the game John Romero’s Daikatana.[1][2][5] He left Ion Storm in November 1998 and co-founded PC and video game developer Third Law Interactive, distributed by publishing company Gathering of Developers the same year.[5] Through Third Law Interactive, Loconto developed sound and music for Kiss: Psycho Circus: The Nightmare Child.[5][6]

In 2001, he founded Will Loconto Music and Sound, and audio production company for games, television, and film.[7]

T42 reunited in 2011 to release the album Voltage! and play several live shows.[4][8] In August 2017, T42 released Hot On Top (Remastered), a remastered version of the 1989 cassette that led to their signing with Columbia Records.[9] Decoder, their first new music since 1992 was released in October 2017.[10] As of 2019, T42 is still playing live shows.[11]

Honors, decorations, awards and distinctions[edit]

Awards and Nominations
Year Organization Award Category Title
2009 Game Audio Network Guild Awards Finalist Best Original Instrumental "The Heist" - Pictureka Museum Mayhem[12][13]
2011 Hollywood Music in Media Awards Finalist Best Original Score for Video Game Rage (with Assaf Rinde and Rod Abernethy)[14]
2014 Hollywood Music in Media Awards Finalist Contemporary Christian/Gospel "It's Gonna Be a Good Day" - Drew Haley and Will Loconto[15]
2014 14th Annual Independent Music Awards Finalist Contemporary Christian/Gospel "It's Gonna Be a Good Day" - Drew Haley and Will Loconto[16]
2017 Hollywood Music in Media Awards Finalist EDM "#Conspiracy (feat. Kurt Harland Larson)" - Aural Imperative[17]
2018 Hollywood Music in Media Awards Finalist Lyrics/Lyricist "Castaways (feat. Tiger Darrow)" - Interwebz - Will Loconto[18]
2018 Hollywood Music in Media Awards Finalist Vocal (Female) "Castaways (feat. Tiger Darrow)" - Interwebz[18]

Credits[edit]

Game Credits[19][20]
Year Game Title Credit
1999 Dominion: Storm Over Gift 3 Music and Sound
2000 KISS: Psycho Circus - The Nightmare Child Audio Designer
2000 Daikatana Music
2000 American McGee's Alice Sound
2001 Elite Forces: WWII Normandy Sound
2001 WWII: Iwo Jima Music
2001 Forgotten Realms: Baldur's Gate - Dark Alliance Music
2001 Anachronox Sound
2001 The Operative: No One Lives Forever GOTY Edition Music and Sound
2002 Run Like Hell Songs
2002 Mini Golf Master 2 Music
2002 Arthur's Quest: Battle for the Kingdom Sound Designer
2002 Aliens vs. Predator 2: Primal Hunt Sound Design
2004 Pitfall: The Lost Expedition Additional Sound Design
2004 Champions of Norrath Water’s Edge Credits Remix
2006 X-Men: The Official Game Music and Sound
2006 Rayman Raving Rabbids Musical Arrangements
2006 American McGee Presents: Bad Day LA Sound Effects
2006 Over the Hedge: Hammy Goes Nuts Audio
2007 Lanfeust de Troy Musician
2007 WWE SmackDown! vs. RAW 2008 Audio
2007 Richard Garriott's Tabula Rasa Audio
2008 The Incredible Hulk Sound Effects
2008 Pictureka! Museum Mayhem Sound and Music
2009 Treasure World Sound design
2009 Zombie Apocalypse Music
2011 Zombie Apocalypse: Never Die Alone Music
2011 Rage Additional Cinematic Musical Score
2012 The Ville Launch Team - Audio
2016 Chronos Outsource Partner - Audio
Discography[8][21][22]
Year Title Band Label
1989 Hot On Top T42 Triangle Music
1990 Don't Let My Love (Push You Away) - Single T42 Oak Lawn Records
1992 Desire - Single T42 Columbia
1992 Let Me Go - Single T42 Columbia
1992 Intruder T42 Columbia
2008 Best of the Best: A Tribute to Game Music Various Artists Game Music Central
2011 Voltage! T42 A Different Drum
2017 Hot On Top (Remastered) T42 Triangle Music

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Kushner, David (2004). Masters of Doom: How Two Guys Created an Empire and Transformed Pop Culture. Random House Trade Paperbacks. ISBN 0812972155. Retrieved March 6, 2015.
  2. ^ a b c "How do game developers hack it?". March 7, 2000. Retrieved March 6, 2015.
  3. ^ a b c "T42 Biography". Retrieved March 6, 2015.
  4. ^ a b c "Anything Box: "A Change in My Destiny" For '90s Synth Stars". October 7, 2011. Retrieved March 6, 2015.
  5. ^ a b c "Stormy weather". January 14, 1999. Retrieved March 6, 2015.
  6. ^ Kushner, David (September 1, 1999). "Exposure Digital: Ol' Dirty Bastard: The Game". Spin. 15 (9): 92.
  7. ^ "A Composers Perspective on Game Audio - Choice Notions". April 13, 2011. Retrieved March 6, 2015.
  8. ^ a b "T42 Discography". Retrieved March 6, 2015.
  9. ^ "T-4-2 – Hot On Top Remastered".
  10. ^ "New Wave Was New, Then Old, and Now It's New Again — and T-4-2 Knows All About It".
  11. ^ "New Wave Music Resurgence Gains Strength as Channel 69 Plays First Show in 27 Years".
  12. ^ "LittleBigPlanet snags eight nominations in GANG audio awards". February 17, 2009. Retrieved March 6, 2015.
  13. ^ "Will Loconto". Retrieved March 6, 2015.
  14. ^ "HMMA Nomination - Rage". October 20, 2011. Retrieved March 6, 2015.
  15. ^ "July 2014 Music Genre Nominees". July 2014. Retrieved March 6, 2015.
  16. ^ "14th Annual Independent Music Awards Nominees Announced!". March 2015. Retrieved April 3, 2015.
  17. ^ "HMMA 2017 Nominees".
  18. ^ a b "HMMA 2018 Nominees".
  19. ^ "Mobygames - Will Loconto Game Credits". Retrieved May 13, 2019.
  20. ^ "Giant Bomb - Will Loconto Game Credits". Retrieved May 13, 2019.
  21. ^ "Game Music Central Presents "Best of the Best: A Tribute To Game Music". June 4, 2007. Retrieved March 6, 2015.
  22. ^ "Discogs - T-4-2 Hot On Top Remastered".

External links[edit]

Official website