Winfield B. Carson V (b. 1995), or “Anthony” is a San Francisco based composer of video games, film, concert music and a sound designer. Carson grew up in Canonsburg, Pennsylvania and his love for video games began after playing through the Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time with a friend during his childhood. After playing through the Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time he fell in love with the music of Koji Kondo and aspired to become a composer. A strength of Carson’s music is his unique harmonic pallet. A very important musical event that occurred in Carson’s career was when his piece Death and Resurrection was performed at the Carnegie Hall. Another attribute he has is that he makes his own small scaled video games. So, he understands the frustrations of game making.

Carson’s favorite type of video games are RPGs with a story. His favorite video games are Paper Mario: The Thousand Year Door, Factorio, and The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time.

Three very influential composers Carson has had in his life are Michael Hersch, David Garner, and Daria Novo. Without these three composers Carson would not be the musician he is today.

During his spare time Carson loves to ski, spend time with his family, and cheer on his favorite football team, the Pittsburgh Steelers.