ABOVE PHOTO: Casey Palbicki, lecturer of music at UW-River Falls, has signed a deal with Kendall Hart Publishing to write a textbook about video game music. The book, due for publication in October, will be used in a new course Palbicki is scheduled to teach next academic year. UWRF/Pat Deninger photo.
Music experts and historians study and discuss notes, sounds, tones and chords of all kinds, and a University of Wisconsin-River Falls music professor hopes to bring more attention to a lesser-studied category of the genre: video game music.
Casey Palbicki, a lecturer of music at UWRF, has signed a deal with Kendall Hunt Publishing to write a textbook describing the making and cultural impact of video game music. The book is scheduled for release in October.
Palbicki previously wrote a textbook about music and movies for Kendall Hunt Publishers. When he proposed writing a book about video game music as a follow-up effort, the publisher was excited about it, Palbicki said.
“This is an unusual topic in the music world,” he said, “and when I proposed it, the publishers jumped at it. It’s not only that it’s a different kind of music than what is typically studied, but that video games are increasingly relevant to a growing segment of our society.”
Palbicki’s book will help establish the curriculum for a new course he will begin teaching next academic year. Paul Budde, chair of the Music and Stage and Screen Arts Department at UWRF, said he is excited about Palbicki adding that class to the university’s music course offerings. CLICK FOR MORE.