The music and the mystery of Robert Holmes

For anyone who has ever played Sierra On-Line’s Gabriel Knight, the name Robert Holmes immediately calls to mind the somber sweetness and moody darkness of the games’ music. There are few in the industry who are so instantly recognized by their music as the highly talented Holmes, whose work as a performing musician garners him even more fans. He has been working with a band, involved in several songwriting collaborations, and producing further work for other clients. This busy schedule seems to suit him well, as he is also looking forward to working again with his famous wife, Jane Jensen, on a future project that has recently received much media attention. Despite his demanding commitments, Holmes had found time to be interviewed by me, talking about his experience of music in games, the impact of changes in technology today, the role of music in films, the possibility of another sequel to Gabriel Knight, and other future projects.

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