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Fallout 3 composer lends talent to Fantasia: Music Evolved

Tuesday, 13th August 2013 04:19 GMT By Brenna Hillier

Inon Zur has signed on to contribute to Fantasia: Music Evolved, the new Kinect game from Rock Band developer Harmonix.

Zur, whose past game soundtrack credits include Fallout 3, Dragon Age, EverQuest and Prince of Persia, conducted and produced many of the original orchestral themes for the game.

He also worked with Disney and Harmonix to produce new recordings of classical symphonies, as well as an orchestral version of Queen’s Bohemian Rhapsody.

Zur recorded these offerings with the London Symphony Orchestra and The Academy of St. Martin in the Fields at Abbey Road.

“Working with Disney and Harmonix on Disney Fantasia: Music Evolved was a great adventure for me,” Zur said.

“Recording and producing classical masterpieces, as well as writing original music that had to coexist with the works of the great classical composers presented exciting new challenges.”

“Working with a versatile composer like Inon Zur was critical to developing the innovative type of gameplay we are introducing with Disney Fantasia: Music Evolved,” Harmonix’s Eran Egozy said.

“Zur’s innate understanding of music’s role in gaming allowed us to create original arrangements that will let players experience music like never before.”

Disney Fantasia: Music Evolved has players interacting with music, and will feature over 30 tracks, all of which will be accompanied by two unique remixes in addition to the original recording. The track list so far is below:

  • Antonio Vivaldi – Four Seasons: Winter: 1st Movement
  • AVICII – Levels
  • Bruno Mars – Locked Out Of Heaven
  • Fun – Some Nights
  • Kimbra – Settle Down
  • Modest Mussorgsky – Night on Bald Mountain
  • Queen – Bohemian Rhapsody

A Kinect exclusive, Disney Fantasia: Music Evolved is coming to Xbox 360 and Xbox One in 2014.

To celebrate the announcement, Disney has released a new video discussing the history and future of Fantasia, which you can check out below.

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