Tue, Sep 28, 2010 | 22:00 BST
Hollywood composer Ramin Djawadi creating score for Medal of Honor
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.
Medal of Honor releases on October 12 in the US, and October 15 in the UK for PC, PS3, and Xbox 360.