Aurora Punks Sound Artistry with Dominic Ninmark
It’s time for the second part of getting to know Mr. Ninmark. If you missed the first part, where we asked him about his very successful work on Mighty Goose, you can read it here! This time around, we take a deeper look and ask questions about Dominic himself, especially as an Aurora Punks employee, we, are eager to know more about his career, drive, achievements and more of little its and bits. So let’s start with the first question!
Q: What first got you into music?
A: I would say video games actually! I got very inspired by many of the games I played as a kid. I started composing music in my early teens, and not long after, I started dreaming of one day
composing music for video games.
Q: What music influenced you the most as a composer?
A: I think my style was shaped by the video games I grew up playing, but also by a lot of 80’s pop and rock music, which I have my parents to thank for, they listened to a lot of it at home when I was growing up.
Q: What is your creative process like?
A: I don’t play any instruments, so I write my music directly into my DAW (Digital Audio Workstation). How I approach writing a song can vary from track to track, sometimes I start with a chord progression, sometimes it’s a bassline, other times it can be a melody idea I got in my head or even just an interesting drum beat, then I just evolve it from there and see where it leads.
Q:What would you be doing right now, if you didn’t follow your dreams to become a composer for video game music?
A: I would probably still want to work with video games, most likely within graphics and art.
Q: What’s next for you?
A: Right now I’m finishing up work on the Block’Em soundtrack, I’m also writing a lot of music for Gravity Circuit at the moment. Then there’s a few other soundtracks that I’m involved in that I can’t talk about yet. But keep an eye out, there’s a lot coming from me in the near future!
Q: What is one message you would give to your fans?
A: I want to express how grateful and happy I am that you enjoy my music!
Thank you so much for all the support! I hope you will enjoy my future soundtracks just as much!