We are on our third episode of the sound series, chatting with Brandon Calhoun, the composer of Ghost of Red Mountain. Brandon travels back and forth between Korea and Alaska for work but manages to create some beautiful music pieces wherever he goes. We chat about his processes for working on collaborations, considerations for composing for podcasts and streams, creating the compositions, and some future goals. I’ve linked to a couple of the pieces he mentions in the show notes, and I highly recommend you go check them out to get a feel of his creations.
Real quick, I’ve got a few items of business to go over before we jump into the interview. If this is your first time tuning in to the show, welcome. This podcast is a part of Lightheart Adventures, which is a small company I co-founded with my husband. We offer a weekly blog on our website where you’ll find tips for running games, free monthly one-shot adventures, product reviews, and more. You’ll find the blog at lightheartadventures.com Brenton also creates beautiful dungeon maps, and I’m excited to announce that the Rime of the Frostmaiden map pack I’ve mentioned in the last few episodes hit silver at DM’s Guild! Thank you all for your support, and I hope y’all enjoy using those maps in your Icewind Dale adventures. To pick up a copy for yourself or explore our other packs, you can find all of our map packs by either going to DMsguild.com and searching for Lightheart Adventures as the author, or you can go to lightheartadventures.com/shop to find all our DM’s Guild and DrivethruRPG publications in one spot.
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Time Stamps & Screenshots
- 00:00:00 Introduction
- 00:03:15 Brandon Introduction
- 00:12:38 Brandon’s music journey
- 00:24:24 About Ghost of Red Mountain start
- 00:27:08 Process for composing a new piece
- 00:31:09 Collaborating with other TTRPG creators
- 00:37:13 Goals Brandon is working towards
- 00:40:33 What has been the most challenging part?
- 00:45:17 What has been the most rewarding part?
- 00:47:35 Upcoming projects
- 00:48:37 Where can people find you?
- 00:49:02 Wrap-up
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