Bob Siebenberg

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Robert Layne Siebenberg
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Born October 31, 1949
Birth Place Glendale, California, USA
Nationality American   USA.svg
Aliases Bob C. Benberg

Bob Siebenberg is an American musician. He is best known for serving as the drummer, as well as the only non-British member of the band Supertramp.

Sierra Entertainment hired Bob to compose the music to the third Space Quest game in the series, and it appears to be his only contribution to the world of video game music.

Audio Development

Bob lived in the same city as Sierra. At the time, he was in between tours with Supertramp, and was working on a solo project, but wanted to do something else. He saw an ad in the newspaper about Sierra looking for composers. He met with an employee of the company who asked Bob originally to revamp the music from the previous Space Quest games, but later suggested that he write new content. He was introduced to some of the developers such as Ken Williams, Scott Murphy, and Mark Crowe. Bob was unfamiliar with creating music on a computer, but he was provided one by the company, as well as a video player with cutscenes from the game so he could get inspiration. At home, he would sit downstairs and think of music that would fit the game. Though he considered it a challenge, Bob enjoyed working on the game as well. What may have added to the challenge was that he was not familiar with computer games, thus not knowing a general sense of what they sounded like. When he was finished with one or more songs, which usually took about two days, he would give a disk with his compositions to Mark and Scott. Sometimes they would approve his music, but other times they would reject it, in which he would have to create new music to better fit the game.

For the game's title theme, Bob created the song based on an idea that he had had inside his head for a while. He had originally wrote some lyrics for the song and intended to use it in his solo project. For the ending medley, Bob said he did not write the song; instead, it was written by Mark Seibert. Seibert had also helped Bob immensely with creating music on the computer. He also complimented Seibert on arranging his music for the ending theme, and even let him help work on his solo record. Siebenberg was originally asked to do the music for Space Quest IV, but he left the project after some disagreements with Sierra.

Though Bob doesn't play video games, Bob appreciates that people like the game's soundtrack.

Although Bob has not stated what music software he used to create the game's soundtrack, it is most likely Sierra provided him with a copy of the music software they used, Sequencer Plus Gold.


Released Title Sample Notes
1989-03-22 Space Quest III: The Pirates of Pestulon (DOS)
Arranged by Mark Seibert.
1989-??-?? Space Quest III: The Pirates of Pestulon (AMI) Arranged by Mark Seibert.
1989-??-?? Space Quest III: The Pirates of Pestulon (AST) Arranged by Mark Seibert.

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