Composer of Journey and The Banner Saga soundtracks Austin Wintory, speaking at DICE in Las Vegas yesterday, broached an intriguiging philosophical topic upon declaring that while he’d hope his works have fans, you doesn’t want people to be fans of him personally.
“I don’t like the idea of the word ‘fan’. If people are fans of a piece of music that is great,” Wintory said, as recorded by Polygon. But he said he’s against the idea of buying an album “just because it has a name on it, which is meaningless.”
In addition to that comment, Wintory also discussed how he had encouraged “fans” to post the Journey soundtrack on YouTube, and then he composed a score on a keyboard for a theoretical game about “surviving Las Vegas” that an audience member had suggested.