Inon Zur has quite a history when it comes to composing music for video games. Most players will already have heard his music in one of 54 titles to which he has contributed, the latest being SoulCalibur V
. His most renowned work can be found in Dragon Age: Origins
, Dragon Age II
and Fallout 3
. He even won a Hollywood Music In Media Award for Best Original Song – Video Game for Dragon Age: Origins
and has received many other award nominations. One of his latest projects happens to be Fantasia: Music Evolved
, the upcoming rhythm title from Harmonix.
The title will include over 30 tracks, each of which features two unique remixes as well as the original recording. When the game was first announced, only five tracks
had been confirmed. As well as the orchestral themes that Zur has composed for the title, he has also produced new recordings of classical symphonies, which include two newly confirmed tracks: Antonio Vivaldi's "Four Seasons: Winter: 1st Movement" and Modest Mussorgsky's "Night on Bald Mountain". Zur said:
Working with Disney and Harmonix on Disney Fantasia: Music Evolved was a great adventure for me. 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. The amazingly talented music composers and producers from Harmonix and Disney supported and guided me throughout this groundbreaking, creative process. I feel very fortunate to be a part of this world-class team and am extremely excited to share all that we've done together with you, the player.
The creation of Disney's Fantasia
began in 1938 and things have evolved a lot since then. Disney has released a new trailer showcasing the evolution of Fantasia
. If you're only interested in the game, skip to 1:18.
Fantasia: Music Evolved
is due to be released in 2014 for the Xbox 360 and Xbox One.