Get Your Free BioShock Music Tracks Here
2K Games has released 12 tracks from the original score to BioShock as a free download. The score was created by film, television and video game composer Garry Schyman and features a combination of early twentieth century writing, aleatoric elements, musique concrete, traditional tonal and late romantic styles that capture the distinct retro-futuristic aesthetic of the game. At times chillingly ominous and at other times deeply beautiful and poignant, the score is a definitely worth the download.
â€œGarry Schymanâ€™s work for us was incredible from the start in every possible aspect,â€ said Emily Ridgway, Audio Director at Irrational Games. â€œFrom his ability to produce and compose amazingly unique orchestral recordings, all the meanwhile perfectly accommodating the peaks and troughs of game development, Garry really deserves all the praise he gets for the BioShock soundtrack and then some.â€
Ken Levine, Creative Director at Irrational Games, attested, â€œItâ€™s kind of hard to imagine BioShock without Garryâ€™s music. It just wouldnâ€™t be the same game.â€
To immerse players in this captivating and haunting world Schyman crafted a complex combination of aleatoric elements, early 20th century writing, musique concrete, traditional tonal and late romantic styles. The score, recorded with a live orchestra at historic Capitol Studios in Hollywood, features solo violin, cello, and piano performances.â€œBioShock is a composerâ€™s dream project; I have never been offered such a unique palette to write for,â€ said Garry Schyman. â€œI really pushed myself to create a score that truly complements the extraordinary experience of BioShock and Irrational Games supported me all the way. I even had the opportunity to write a solo piano work in the style of late Rachmaninoff!â€
Via: Press Release