Over at the Sound Byte blog, Sophia Tong talks to composers Bryan Mantia and Stanton Moore about their score for Infamous 2:
GS: What is your process when composing for a particular track?
BM: My process is usually to figure out what I want to say with the piece (in the simplest way possible), then hang all my bells and whistles on top of that strong main message. That main message may be a rhythm that captures the essence of a particular district or a melody that gives the player some insight on how Cole might be feeling. It usually takes a bit of trial and error, but once I arrived on the right path, it would be clear immediately.
Read the full interview on the score for Infamous 2 here.