The score for Hollow Knight captures the vast underground world of the game. The story begins with soft piano notes echoing the Hollow Knight theme, and as the player explores further, orchestral forces swell to an operatic scale as the fate of the knight unfolds.
What is the main art form that influenced you in creating? Was it only music or did movies and other forms of art influenced your creative process?
Actually it was both: movies and music. The thing is that my main inspiration comes from movie soundtracks, so the music that I loved and listened the most was the one I heard in films. That is why my two main musical influences are Yann Tiersen and Ludovico Einaudi. I first heard their music in movies.
What are the actual steps that you take when you are creating? Do you need to enter or go to a certain setting in order to get creative?
For me, the best environment to create something is set up by having a lot of time, no disturbance through internet or people and a pleasant, quite atmosphere and enough food and coffee ;-). I can work very good at home.
But sometimes I have to compose in between appointments, rehearsals etc. which can be inspiring too, because then you do not overthink things to much.
For all those who don’t have the time or energy to discover what is hidden in the most obvious places I bring to you Hidden Gems in Plain Sight: Erik K Skodvin – Black & Bronze.
For all you guys and girls out there that don’t need anything else except an hour of excellent fine music.
Please enjoy Memory House by Max Richter.