Will Loconto

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Will Loconto
Will Loconto
Nationality American
Occupation Musician, composer
Years active 26
Known for Information Society

Will Loconto is a musician and composer based in Austin, Texas. He composed music for various video game soundtracks including Daikatana and was a keyboardist for the band Information Society.[1][2]

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] T42 released the album Intruder on Columbia Records in 1992.[5][6] Loconto quit T42 in 1993 in order to be the keyboardist in the industrial 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][7] 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.[7] Through Third Law Interactive, Loconto developed sound for Kiss: Psycho Circus: The Nightmare Child.[7][8]

Loconto’s song "The Heist," which was the theme for puzzle game Pictureka Museum Mayhem, was nominated for a 2009 Game Audio Network Guild Award in the "Best Original Instrumental" category.[9][10]

In 2011, Loconto and Assaf Rinde were nominated for a Hollywood Music in Media Award in the category "Original Score for Video Game" for their work on first-person shooter game Rage.[11] T42 reunited in 2011 to release the album Voltage! and play several live shows.[4][6] He currently runs Will Loconto Music and Sound.[12]

Drew Haley and Will Loconto were nominated for a 2014 Hollywood Music in Media Award in the "Contemporary Christian/Gospel" category for their song, It’s Gonna Be a Good Day.[13] This song has also been nominated for The 14th Annual Independent Music Awards in the "Contemporary Christian/Gospel" category for 2015.[14]

Credits[edit]

Game credits
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
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 Rayman Raving Rabbids Musical Arrangements
2006 American McGee Presents: Bad Day LA Sound Effect
2007 Lanfeust de Troy Musician
2008 Pictureka! Museum Mayhem Sound and Music by
2009 Treasure World Sound design
2011 Rage Additional Cinematic Musical Score
Discography[6][15]
Year Title Band Label
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

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 "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. ^ "Heavy Rotation Staff Selections". Spin. Spin Media, LLC. June 1992. Retrieved March 6, 2015. 
  6. ^ a b c "T42 Discography". Retrieved March 6, 2015. 
  7. ^ a b c "Stormy weather". January 14, 1999. Retrieved March 6, 2015. 
  8. ^ Kushner, David (September 1, 1999). "Exposure Digital: Ol' Dirty Bastard: The Game". Spin. 15 (9): 92. 
  9. ^ "LittleBigPlanet snags eight nominations in GANG audio awards". February 17, 2009. Retrieved March 6, 2015. 
  10. ^ "Will Loconto". Retrieved March 6, 2015. 
  11. ^ "HMMA Nomination - Rage". October 20, 2011. Retrieved March 6, 2015. 
  12. ^ "A Composers Perspective on Game Audio - Choice Notions". April 13, 2011. Retrieved March 6, 2015. 
  13. ^ "July 2014 Music Genre Nominees". July 2014. Retrieved March 6, 2015. 
  14. ^ "14th Annual Independent Music Awards Nominees Announced!". March 2015. Retrieved April 3, 2015. 
  15. ^ "Game Music Central Presents "Best of the Best: A Tribute To Game Music". June 4, 2007. Retrieved March 6, 2015. 

External links[edit]

Official website