Game of Thrones composer tackles Gears of War 4

Game of Thrones Emmy and Grammy nominated composer, Ramin Djawadi, is now working on Gears of War 4’s soundtrack.

In an interview with the Associated Press, film and television composer Ramin Djawadi discussed adapting the nearly decade-old Gears series while maintaining the dark tones the franchise is known for.


Djawadi says his score, which can be described as orchestral-based with synth undertones,  is emotional and has more acoustic elements than were used in previous Gears of War soundtracks.

“There are some really nice scenes that are probably unexpected for ‘Gears,’ where we’re really pushing the emotional undertones with strings,” said Djawadi.

Although he spent time created the score for System Shock and Thief in the ’90s, Djawadi is best known for his work composing for HBO’s Game of Thrones series. Despite using a lot of orchestral elements, the composer suggest his work for Gears of War won’t be too similar.

“Obviously, I wanted to make it very different from ‘Game of Thrones,'” said Djawadi. “Whenever I approach a new project, I want to make sure I’m setting up a new sound even through we’re still using a lot of orchestra and percussion.”


Although there isn’t any word on it just yet, a score from such a well-known composer might result in the soundtrack being released somewhere around Gears of War 4’s October release.

In May, Gears of War co-creator and Studio Head of the Coalition Rod Fergusson shared his enthusiasm for the score on Twitter.

With a composer as well known as Djawadi, there’s just one more reason to be excited for Gears of War 4.

Source: Associated Press


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