Neil Davidge to compose music for Halo 4
Massive Attack composer to take on his first video game project.
Microsoft has announced it has roped in Neil Davidge of Massive Attack fame to compose and produce the soundtrack for its upcoming shooter, Halo 4.
Davidge is an award-winning composer and musician who is credited to pioneer a whole new genre of contemporary music. His recent work includes score for ‘Clash of the Titans’.
“As a passionate ‘Halo’ fan, I’m incredibly honored and thrilled to have the opportunity to compose the score for ‘Halo 4,’” said Davidge. “Music has always been at the heart of what makes ‘Halo’ so captivating and iconic. With ‘Halo 4,’ we want to build upon the franchise’s amazing legacy and create a score that captures the awe and wonder of the ‘Halo’ universe, and reinforces the deeper and more emotionally impactful journey Master Chief will embark on.”
This is Davidge’s first video game project and he has selected a “16 person hand-picked male tenor / bass choir plus 10 female Bulgarian vocalists, a full 50 piece orchestra and a whole host of other performers to bring the music of “Halo 4” to life through a massive production effort on par with a major Hollywood blockbuster.”
“Neil has a deep love and appreciation for the ‘Halo’ universe, and the music he’s composed perfectly captures the heroic spirit and emotional power of Master Chief’s story,” said Sotaro Tojima, audio director for “Halo 4.” “Neil is a remarkably talented composer who has a unique vision for the future of ‘Halo’ music, and I’m confident his work will spark the passion and excitement of a whole new generation of fans.”
A new behind-the-scenes vidoc offers a look into the creation of Halo 4′s music and features interviews with Davidge, Tojima and other members of the audio team. Fans who are eager to sample Davidge’s work can do so over at the official blog.