All through the Nintendo Life Video Recreation Music Competition we’re chatting with a variety of composers and musicians for a mix of in-depth interviews and shorter, sharper (and maybe slightly goofier) Q&As the place we ask simply ten rapid-fire private questions; we’re calling these shorter options ‘Fast Beats’.
In the present day we’re speaking to Harumi Fujita, a former Capcom composer whose work contains basic arcade video games reminiscent of Ultimate Struggle, Bionic Commando, and Pulstar, and a bunch of 8-bit Nintendo titles together with Mega Man 3, Strider, Gargoyle’s Quest, and — an absolute private favorite — Chip ‘n Dale Rescue Rangers. She’s additionally contributing to the upcoming (and long-awaited) Windjammers 2.
We requested her ten rapid-fire questions on her profession, musical tastes and extra…
What was the primary tune or album you bear in mind shopping for?
I heard The Beatles’ “Let It Be” over the PA system throughout lunch in junior highschool—it blew my thoughts and I purchased the album.
What was the final music you listened to?
“Haru o Tsugeru” by Kujira, a Vocalo-P musician. [Loosely, “Heralding the Arrival of Spring”. Vocalo-P stands for Vocaloid producer, musicians who write songs with voice synthesizer software like Vocaloid and post it to tube sites such as Niconico] I listened to it as a result of my daughter likes it and made me. It is a actually nice tune.
What was the very first online game you wrote music for, and the way do you are feeling listening again now?
I feel it was Mad Crasher, which I wrote for SNK [an isometric arcade shooter published in 1984]. It is slightly embarrassing to take heed to now, however I assume it was the most effective I may do again then.
Which piece of yours are you most happy with?
The very first thing that involves thoughts is Pulstar on the Neo Geo, however I am actually happy with my current work on Windjammers 2. It is nonetheless ready to be printed, although.
Which piece by another person do you want you had written?
I want I had performed one of many Mario video games. Perhaps Mario Occasion.
What do you take heed to when you’re driving?
I listened to the Doobie Brothers whereas driving on a current journey.
Do you’ve got a musical hero?
That must be Joe Hisaishi. I really like all of his Ghibli music.
Which decade had the most effective music?
The Nineteen Eighties.
Ocarina, harp or bongos — which magical instrument do you tackle an epic journey?
If your home had been on hearth and also you solely had time to seize one souvenir earlier than you flee to security with your loved ones, what would you’re taking?
The pc I am utilizing now.
Many due to Harumi Fujita for talking with us. Observe her on Twitter @soundfujita.
Be sure you try our different Fast Beats interviews with the likes of Austin Wintory, Yuzo Koshiro, Darren Korb, Jake Kaufman, Lena Raine, Manami Matsumae, David Clever and extra, and remember to learn extra interviews and options which were a part of the Nintendo Life VGM Fest.