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Hollywood composer Ramin Djawadi creating score for Medal of Honor

Tuesday, 28th September 2010 21:32 GMT By Stephany Nunneley

Ramin Djawadi

EA has announced TV and Hollywood composer Ramin Djawadi is creating the score for Medal of Honor.

Djawadi composed scores for such films as Iron Man and Clash of the Titans (2010) as well as many different TV shows such as Flash Forward and Prison Break.

“The new version of a landmark game always requires a next-level soundtrack,” said Steve Schnur, worldwide executive of music and marketing at EA. “But this ‘reinvention’ of Medal of Honor demanded a composer who could create an epic score that brings the game into a whole new era.

“The intuition and skill that makes Ramin Djawadi one of Hollywood’s top young talents in film scoring is exemplified in Medal of Honor. This is an incredibly intense score, and we’re tremendously proud to have him in the EA family.”

“The fact that it is modern day with various locations asked for a completely different approach both stylistically and thematically,” added Djawadi. “The score is very widespread from emotional orchestral to edgy modern action. Western and ethnic instruments are used to represent the different cultures.

“Designing a score that captures both the scalpel-like quite professionalism of the Tier 1 Operators and the sledge hammer action of big military has been a unique challenge. The music is designed to dynamically ebb and flow, complementing the big action sequences with thundering electric guitar and bass, and the quiet stealth with haunting strings and hymns. It is like a Hollywood action movie score on steroids.”

Cool. Here’s the PR.

A PC beta for MOH goes live on October 4 and will run until October 7. Get more on that here, and sign up for it here.

Medal of Honor releases on October 12 in the US, and October 15 in the UK for PC, PS3, and Xbox 360.

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  1. Gekidami

    “To create score for Medal of Honor”? Surely he’s already created it? The game is out in about 3 weeks, it would be abit worrying if the music wasnt composed yet.

    #1 4 years ago
  2. Stephany Nunneley

    Surely, yet the PR says this exactly: Electronic Arts Inc. (NASDAQ:ERTS) today announced that composer Ramin Djawadi is creating a deep, emotional score for the modern combat first-person shooter, Medal of Honor(TM).

    #2 4 years ago
  3. Freek

    I thought AC/DC did the score for Iron Man ;p

    #3 4 years ago
  4. Stephany Nunneley

    @3 Actually I thought it was Black Sabbath ;P

    #4 4 years ago
  5. Dimacorgan

    @4 +1!

    #5 4 years ago
  6. The_Deleted

    Iron Man’s sound track had Black Sabbath and AC/DC, the score was by this guy.
    Who I’m guessing is being flaunted around to assuage any bad vibes about the Taliban being promoted as playable opposition.
    *I’m not suggesting he is actually Taliban, but his ethnicity / name suggests he’s being used as the ‘race card’.

    #6 4 years ago
  7. ianbenoir

    sexy

    #7 4 years ago
  8. DSB

    I remember Prison Break had a nice score. This should be good.

    @4 Oh man………. You did not just say that.

    @6 So any time you pick a composer with any kind of ethnic background, regardless of his extensive hollywood credentials, you’re playing the race card?

    Actually that’s you playing the race card. You. Not them. You. Just you.

    #8 4 years ago
  9. The_Deleted

    That’s right… I’m a massive racist.
    As Gekidami has stated, the score would have been done months ago, And re-done and adjusted over the course of development. The fact that EA seem to be flagging him up now, and how often does a composer really get ‘flagged’, unless it Nitin Sawney (Enslaved), suggests that EA are trying to prove something, that, admittedly, they weren’t being accused of in the first place.
    EA have come under a lot of fire, pardon the pun, for their decisions, which may or may not have been made purely to court controversy, and by naming the composer this late in the day, suggests some kind of damage limitation. As you yourself have proven, no one can discuss race without being accused of racism these days, though.

    #9 4 years ago
  10. manamana

    The fellas on Battlestrats haz teh taliban shit going on … MOH FTW!
    Edit: Best reason not to buy it : “ICE-T Tweeted It Sucked”

    #10 4 years ago
  11. The_Deleted

    Ice-T tweeted the MP Beta sucked… which was kind of the point of beta testing.
    It has since been stated that they’ve had a huge overhaul of the MP set up.

    #11 4 years ago
  12. DSB

    @The_Deleted

    http://www.vg247.com/2009/08/28/hans-zimmer-confirmed-for-modern-warfare-2-score/

    http://www.vg247.com/2009/08/27/rumor-hans-zimmer-to-compose-modern-warfare-2-score/

    http://www.vg247.com/2009/11/04/zimmer-modern-warfare-2-has-an-emotional-darkness/

    http://kotaku.com/5440189/modern-warfare-2-soundtrack-album-oscar-mike

    http://kotaku.com/5346629/talent-agency-hans-zimmer-is-scoring-modern-warfare-2-update

    Yup, no one ever flaunted a Hollywood composer, unless they were playing the race card.

    I bet they only picked Hans Zimmer so the jews would feel snuggly.

    Or maybe it’s just common-as-shit practice. You were dead wrong, it has nothing to do with his ethnicity, and everything to do with his competence and prestige.

    Any halfway decent PR rep wil use any excuse to talk up a game when it’s about to come out. Clearly EA don’t care about the controversy.

    And I don’t recall using the word racist at any point. You just happened to look at a guys race before you looked at his qualifications.

    #12 4 years ago
  13. Stephany Nunneley

    Here’s the wiki page on him. He is no slouch in the slightest.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ramin_Djawadi

    and here is his official site

    http://www.ramin-djawadi.com/index.php?soundAbfrage=1&go=1

    #13 4 years ago
  14. The_Deleted

    Zimmerman!!! That’s the other guy!!!! Love his stuff. Jew or not!
    Thank you.
    You assumed I was being racist, though.
    I was merely theorising. Does anybody really know who he is, regardless of his CV?

    Anyway, regardless, I’m sure he’ll do a bang up job, whatever his background.

    #14 4 years ago
  15. Dragon

    I think he’s father is Iranian, so his name is; But he was born in German.

    #15 4 years ago
  16. No One

    @15 Yeah he is iranian, so am i :d
    he had done a fantastic job in PB!

    #16 4 years ago