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April 24, 2014

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Watt will discuss his work in television, film, broadcasting and digital games. This event is free and open to the public.

A professor at Berklee College of Music in Boston, Watt worked on more than 70 album projects before founding Fastestmanintheworld Media in 2005. His work appears in a wide variety of digital game projects, including “Bioshock Infinite,” “League Of Legends,” “Need For Speed Undercover,” “Stargate,” and “Brothers In Arms: Hell’s Highway.” He is also the voice of Rammus and Blitzcrank from “League of Legends.”

His music is featured in 2013’s summer blockbuster “Now You See Me” and appears in a number of popular TV shows, including “The Good Wife,” “NCIS,” “Any Day Now,” as well as in My Little Pony and Transformers toys and apps.

Watt will explore the nature of writing for today’s games, the differences between writing non-linear game scores and traditional linear film scores, and the behind-the-scenes techniques composers use to deliver music in games. He will show QuickTime videos to demonstrate examples of game scores throughout the years. A question and answer session will follow. More information is available from NECC music instructor Michael Lecuyer at mlecuyer@necc.mass.edu

“My Life, My Health” workshop on tap: The Council on Aging will host a free “My Life, My Health” chronic disease self management workshop on Mondays from April 28 to June 9.

This workshop meets from 1 to 3:30 p.m. at the Citizens Center, 10 Welcome St. To register or for more information, contact Nancy Galinsky of Elder Services of the Merrimack Valley at 978-552-4674.

Groveland Candidates Night planned: The League of Women Voters of Greater Haverhill will sponsor a Candidates Night on April 30 from 7 to 9:15 p.m. in Groveland Town Hall, 183 Main St.

Annually sponsored by the league, the event is open to all candidates on the May 5 annual election ballot, whether or not they are in contested races. Every candidate will receive a mailed invitation to attend, with an outline of how the forum will be run, and will be asked to respond to Ruth Race, the presenter of the evening.

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