Inon Zur and Stuart Chatwood Return to Score New Prince of Persia


Veteran video game composers Inon Zur and Stuart Chatwood, two artists who have been creating the music for the Prince of Persia series for years now, have to no surprise been brought back to tag-team compose the soundtrack for the new Prince of Persia coming to PC, PS3 and Xbox 360 December 2nd (Chatwood is also working on the Fallen King DS offshoot due out the same day). Together the two have crafted a “compelling and epic original score” with “eastern ethnic instrumentation blended with a cinematic orchestral approach, combined with a different musical treatment for each of the game’s four lands.”

As the lead composer, Inon Zur worked with the Northwest Sinfonia to record the game’s majestic main theme, while Chatwood backed Zur up by recording world music layered with a wide range of unique worldly instruments that perfectly capture cultural Persian sounds and themes.

“Inon’s music underlines sumptuously the dramatic and the cinematic qualities of the story,” said Simon Landry, Music Supervisor for Prince of Persia. “Bringing together, in a video game perspective, tragedy, humor, violent confrontations, romance and moral dilemmas is a huge challenge but the new Prince of Persia soundtrack makes it happen, reaching new artistic heights and emotional depth.”

“The musical challenge for the Prince of Persia soundtrack was to further push the interactivity, the diversity and the emotional complexity,” adds Landry. “The colossal achievement of Inon and Stuart’s work is to have composed such a powerful and impressive interactive musical odyssey. The complementary approach of these two skilled composers pushes musical boundaries and creates a fascinating and authentic world.”

Also be sure to remember that by pre-ordering Prince of Persia you get a free Limited Edition upgrade that includes Inon Zur and Stuart Chatwood’s majestic PoP soundtrack. That free LE is sounded pretty sweet right about now, isn’t it?

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