Advent Rising Soundtrack Announced
Majesco, today announced an ensemble of top Hollywood and award-winning musical talent behind the video game soundtrack for Advent Rising, which will be released on CD to coincide with the launch of the game on PC and Xbox.
Recorded at Paramount Pictures, Hollywood, CA, the Advent Rising soundtrack is a completely original musical score that incorporates live orchestral and vocal elements to create a variety of musical themes utilized throughout the game. The soundtrack is also planned for retail release to coincide with the game.
"Our approach with Advent Rising was to create a game play experience similar to that of an epic film," said Ken Gold, vice president of Marketing for Majesco. "Creating a powerful soundtrack was a key component to evoking a higher level of player emotion and allowing the player to feel completely immersed in the Advent universe while playing the game."
Majesco contracted a 70-piece Hollywood union orchestra, which was led by Emmy Award-winning conductor Mark Watters. The score was then mixed and recorded by Armin Steiner, the Grammy Award-winning mixing engineer best known for his work on such blockbusters movies as “Finding Nemo,” “Seabiscuit,” and “The Matrix” trilogy.
Composition and sound design was created by award-winning composer and video game sound designer Tommy Tallarico, who enlisted the talents of a world famous operatic choir and their complimenting children’s choir united to perform the music’s extraordinary chorus. Emerging RCA recording artist Charlotte Martin co-wrote and performed lead vocals and piano for the song “Greater Lights,” which is featured on the soundtrack. The song was recorded and engineered by Dweezil Zappa, and the piano was recorded on Frank Zappa's Bosendorfer Imperial Grand.
Tommy's web site features far more information on the game and can be found at www.tallarico.com