Garry Schyman’s award-winning music from the video games BioShock, BioShock 2 and Dante’s Inferno will be performed by the Media Composition and Studio Ensemble full orchestra at Plaza del Sol Performance Hall, California State University Northridge on May 9, 2011. The concert program also includes the first public performance of Schyman’s Viola Concerto “Zingaro” (Second Movement) featuring renowned viola soloist Andrew Duckles.
“This year we are thrilled to have Garry Schyman, award-winning composer for video games (BioShock and Dante’s Inferno) as our guest. The concert will include music from Garry’s video game scores performed live to picture.”
Elizabeth Sellers, Founding Director, Media Composition and Studio Ensemble.
The Studio Ensemble is a lab band/orchestra for the Media Composition program at CSUN. Their spring concerts feature full orchestra with both professional and student performers. Previous guest artists have included David Newman (Ice Age) and Mark Watters (2002 Salt Lake Olympics).
The concert program features the following Garry Schyman music selections:
BioShock 2 Suite
“Bathysphere” – BioShock 2
“Pairbond” – BioShock 2 Theme
“Dancers On A String” – BioShock
“How She Sees The World” – BioShock 2
“Cohen’s Masterpiece” – BioShock
“The Second Circle” – Dante’s Inferno
“Storm of Lust” – Dante’s Inferno
“Donasdogama Micma” – Dante’s Inferno
“Bella’s Secret Revealed” – Dante’s Inferno
“The Queen of Hell” – Dante’s Inferno
“Redemption” – Dante’s Inferno
“Beatrice Taken” – Dante’s Inferno
“Zingaro” (Second Movement) featuring soloist Andrew Duckles
“Eleanor’s Darkness” – BioShock 2
Garry Schyman started his musical composition career after graduating from USC. Just out of the university he was then employed by the legendary Mike Post and Pete Carpenter organization where he worked on the team’s roster of top rated series such as Magnum P.I. and The A-Team.
As creator of the music for the multiple award-winning video game BioShock
– winner of Best Original Score from the Academy of Interactive Arts & Sciences, Spike TV’s Best Original Video Game Score Award, G4 TV’s Soundtrack of the Year and Game Audio Network Guild Awards for Music of the Year, Best Interactive Score and Best Original Instrumental – Garry Schyman has emerged as one of the medium’s foremost composers.
In BioShock you are a castaway in Rapture, an underwater Utopia torn apart by civil war. Caught between powerful forces, and hunted down by genetically modified “splicers” and deadly security systems, you have to come to grips with a deadly, mysterious world filled with powerful technology and fascinating characters. To immerse players in this captivating and haunting world Schyman crafted a combination of aleatoric elements, early 20th century writing, musique concrète, 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. Download the BioShock score here: http://downloads.2kgames.com/bioshock/BioShock_Score.zip.
Following the worldwide critical success of BioShock, Garry Schyman was assigned by Electronic Arts to create the hellish, dramatic score for Visceral Games’ adaptation of Dante Alighieri’s epic poem, Dante’s Inferno. The orchestral score and chorus were recorded at the world famous Abbey Road Studios in London with the Philharmonia Orchestra and the Metro Voices Singers