Kyoto-based artist Baiyon has just announced the third installment of his collaborative music series. This time the art and music director of PixelJunk Eden will be joined by legendary Metroid and Dr. Mario composer Hirokazu Tanaka, performing under his live music handle "Hip tanaka.ex."

Previously Baiyon has teamed up with Shane Berry and August Engkilde for the first two volumes of In the Collaborations. The singles were published on the musician's private label Descanso.

Baiyon will be discussing the music series next month at the Game Developers Conference in San Francisco, where he will also be collaborating with Naughty Dog's Richard Lemarchand (Uncharted 2) on a session entitled "Micro or Massive: It's Fricking Tough to Achieve a Vision."

In an article for GameSetWatch, Baiyon conducted an interview with Hip Tanaka on the musical influences underlying famous tunes for the NES. The talk followed a similar discussion with Keita Takahashi on Noby Noby Boy, and a roundtable chat at GDC 2009, as part of the GameSetBaiyon interview series.

In the Collaborations 3 is due out on iTunes in time for GDC in early March.


[Baiyon.com]