Award-winning composer Inon Zur, internationally celebrated for his evocative and memorable scores for blockbuster video game franchises such as Dragon Age, Fallout and Prince of Persia, releases the compilation album "Age of Sirens" - featuring a collection of 18 previously unreleased music tracks - on July 30.
"Age of Sirens" reflects Zur's diverse repertoire spanning from epic fantasy, celtic and otherworldly tribal to traditional chamber orchestra, experimental soundscapes and modern cinematic, employing a range of eclectic instrumental and vocal styles, including ethereal vocal performances by Aeralie Brighton (Ori and the Blind Forest) and Aubrey Ashburn (Dragon Age) as well as the Carmina women's vocal ensemble, Lyris String Quartet and Macedonia Strings Ensemble. The album is now available to pre-order on iTunes. Preview samples on YouTube.
"Sirens is a collection for fans of my past works; You may recognize some of the worlds they were written for but these tracks have not been previously released," explains Inon. "I hope you will enjoy these selections and I look forward to sharing new musical journeys in the future."
Inon Zur is a Hollywood Music Award-winning and two-time BAFTA nominated composer renowned for his emotionally dynamic original music scores for film, television and blockbuster video games including Fallout 3 (British Academy of Film and Television Arts and Spike TV Best Original Music nominations, Factmag's Greatest Video Game Soundtracks), Dragon Age: Origins (Hollywood Music In Media Award, Forbes' Top Video Game Soundtracks of All Time) and Prince of Persia.
His recent film and game releases include the suspense-thriller Reclaim (Lionsgate) starring John Cusack, Ryan Phillippe and Rachelle Lefevre and the BAFTA nominated soundtrack for Disney's Fantasia video game inspired by the classic animated film.
Destructoid praised, "Fantasia's in-game soundtrack by Inon Zur is fantastic, and a great tribute to the films," while Film Score Monthly touted, "Zur's music for Reclaim perfectly captures the human drama of the film's story in powerful and deeply emotional fashion, and further demonstrates his talent and potential as a composer."
Zur's music has been performed in concerts worldwide (Leipzig, London, Los Angeles, Malmo, Seoul, Sydney) by top orchestras including the London Philharmonic Orchestra at the Royal Festival Hall in London. He has recorded with The London Symphony Orchestra and Academy of St. Martin In The Fields at Abbey Road Studios and also produced and collaborated with international recording artists including Florence + The Machine (Dragon Age II).
A graduate of the Music Academy of Tel Aviv in his native Israel, Zur relocated to the United States to pursue his passion for film music and attended the film scoring programs at Dick Grove School of Music and UCLA, studying under such luminaries as composers Henry Mancini and Allyn Ferguson and orchestrator Jack Smalley.
Among his many various projects in the works, Zur's announced upcoming video game scores include returning to the fantasy genre with Sword Coast Legends set in the Dungeons & Dragons Forgotten Realms universe, directed by Dan Tudge (Dragon Age: Origins), and the mystical adventure game sequel Syberia 3 written and directed by visionary series creator Benoît Sokal.
Jeremy [The Wolf]
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