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Inon Zur Scores Music for Prince of Persia The Two ThronesRecorded the east-meets-west flavoured orchestral score (November 29, 2005)
Following his work on the dramatic orchestral music for the cinematics in Prince of Persia Warrior Within, award-winning composer Inon Zur recently recorded the east-meets-west flavoured orchestral score for Prince of Persia The Two Thrones, the third volume in the acclaimed Prince of Persia® franchise from Ubisoft. Zur applied his film and television scoring background to create an epic soundtrack worthy of the silver screen and conducted the Hollywood Studio Symphony Orchestra at the Eastwood Scoring Stage, Warner Bros. Studios in Burbank, California.
The team members for Zurs recording session included: Simon Pressey Ubisoft Artistic Audio Director, Dori Amarilio - mixing engineer and co-producer, Paul Taylor orchestration and music preparation, Debbi Datz-Pyle - orchestra contractor, and Greg Deenan Warner Bros. studio manager.
Simon Pressey, Artistic Audio Director for Prince of Persia The Two Thrones, said, ?Inon has really out done himself; His music brings to life the dramatic emotion of the Prince of Persias epic story, seamlessly blending the powerful majestic beauty of the symphony with evocative, exotic eastern ethnic instrumentation thats totally authentic for the world of the Prince. The Hollywood Studio Orchestra, unlike any other in the world, has an innate sense when interpreting music for picture; The result is spectacular and moving in the same instance. The professionalism of the crew at the Eastwood scoring stage is unparalled, and the sound indescribably beautiful.
Additionally, Zur collaborated with Stuart Chatwood, who composed the music for Prince of Persia® The Sands of Time. By combining Zurs cinematic orchestral and unique ethnic instrumentation with Chatwoods own distinct rhythmic styles, Prince of Persia The Two Thrones delivers the most cinematic and immersive audio experience in the franchise to date.
Commenting on the collaborative component of the games score, Pressey added, ?The combination of Stuarts music that is laced with unforgettable melody and in-the-pocket ethnic groove, and Inons turn-on-a dime powerfully descriptive orchestration is making this the soundtrack that Ive always wanted for the series. The collaboration between them has been wonderful with selfless exchange of ideas which makes for the sum being greater than the parts. I hope everyone enjoys the music as much as I am!
Inon Zurs powerful orchestral scores have previously featured in the promotional trailers for Hollywood movies such as Kingdom of Heaven, Fantastic Four, The Hitchhikers Guide To The Galaxy and The Pacifier. His highly emotive music can also be heard in the hit television series Into The West from Executive Producer Steven Spielberg and DreamWorks Television. Inon Zur is managed by Four Bars Intertainment (North America) and Wave Generation (Canada). For more information visit www.inonzur.com.
Scheduled for release this Holiday season, Prince of Persia The Two Thrones takes the best features of Prince of Persia® The Sands of Time and Prince of Persia Warrior Within and combines them with new gameplay elements such as a second playable character, an intuitive Speed Kill system, outdoor Babylon environment, chariot combat racing and more. With such elements, Prince of Persia The Two Thrones is poised to take the action-adventure gaming experience to a new level. For more information visit www.princeofpersiagame.com.
Prince of Persia The Two ThronesTM is to be released in December 2005 for the PlayStation®2 computer entertainment system, the Xbox® video game system from Microsoft, the Nintendo GameCubeTM and the PC-CD Rom.
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