AWARD WINNING COMPOSER PROVIDES ORIGINAL MUSIC FOR LATEST INSTALLMENT OF SCI-FI ACTION VIDEO GAME FRANCHISE
Los Angeles – Nov. 20, 2008 – Film, television and video game composer Garry Schyman has created the original music score for the newest installment of the acclaimed Destroy All Humans! video game series. Developed by Sandblast Games (THQ Inc.), Destroy All Humans!© Path of the FuronTM is set in the 1970's and the game's score is inspired by music styles from that era. Schyman's musical influences for DAH Path of the Furon include classic 70's film scores by Lalo Schifrin, Jerry Goldsmith and Roy Budd. The DAH Path of the Furon score was recorded with a live symphony orchestra as well as brass band, flute soloist, saxophone soloist and wah wah guitar performed by A-list musicians in Hollywood.
"The idea for DAH3 was to continue the approach set in DAH1 and DAH2 as though I was a film composer writing in that period," said Composer Garry Schyman. "Of course wah wah guitar is slathered throughout because it was so ubiquitous and influential. Personally this is my favorite of the three DAH scores. I love this style of music!"
Kevin Kraff, vice president of global brand management at THQ commented, "Following his critically acclaimed original scores for DAH1 and DAH2, Garry was the perfect match to create the music for Destroy All Humans! Path of the Furon. Not only do we trust Garry's creativity to capture our vision for the franchise, but his unique skillset and bold repertoire is a natural conduit that truly connects and immerses the player."
Garry Schyman's music for video games has received the Interactive Achievement Award from the Academy of Interactive Arts and Sciences for "Outstanding Achievement in Original Music Composition," Spike TV Award for "Best Original Score," G4TV Award for "Soundtrack of the Year" and four Game Audio Network Guild Awards, including the prestigious "Music of the Year" Award. Garry Schyman is represented by the Gorfaine/Schwartz Agency. For more information on the composer visit www.garryschyman.com.
Destroy All Humans! Path of the Furon is scheduled to release for Xbox 360© in December 2008. For more information please visit www.destroyallhumansgame.com.
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