Renowned composer Inon Zur will be celebrated in a special live symphony concert presentation of his music for the computer game Lineage II®: Chronicle V: Oath of Blood, to be performed by the Mostly Philharmonic Orchestra at the AX-Hall in Seoul, Korea on May 30th, 2006. Internationally recognised as one of the A-list composers in the video games industry, Zur was commissioned by NCsoft® Korea to compose the game’s original score based on his award-winning dramatic music for film, television and video games. His other game credits include blockbuster titles such as Prince of Persia: The Two Thrones, Champions of Norrath: Realms of EverQuest, Baldur’s Gate II: Throne of Bhaal, Icewind Dale II and SOCOM II, each production featuring Zur’s distinctive orchestral style. For more information on Lineage II: The Concert please visit: http://bbs.lineage2.co.kr/event/eventView.asp?eid=33&progressType=0.
Mr. An Yong Jin, Sound Supervisor at NCsoft Studio E&G and organizer of Lineage II: The Concert, said, ”Inon has written some of the most emotionally charged and ethereal music heard in a computer game to date. His music for Lineage II is perfectly suited for a live symphony concert setting and more importantly it matches our vision for this epic game and upgrades the fantasy to a whole new level!”
For the recording of the Lineage II: Chronicle V: Oath of Blood original game score, Zur recently conducted and recorded with the 70-piece Northwest Sinfonia at the Bastyr University Chapel in Seattle. The score was mixed at Zur’s project studio in Los Angeles.
Commenting on his music for the game and the upcoming live concert performance in Seoul, Korea, Inon Zur said, “I’m very proud and honored to take part in the legendary Lineage series. I hope my music will add to the Lineage heritage and bring some new elements to this magical world. I had an extremely fascinating experience working on this game and I look forward to sharing this music with the players and fans. It is a dream come true to have my music performed live in concert.”
Zur’s powerful orchestral scores have also previously featured in the promotional trailers for Hollywood movies such as "Annapolis" (Touchstone Pictures), "The New World" (New Line Cinema), "Kingdom Of Heaven" (Twentieth Century Fox), "The Pacifier" (Walt Disney Pictures), "The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy" (Walt Disney Pictures), and "Fantastic Four" (Marvel/Twentieth Century Fox). Inon’s music can also be heard in the hit television series "Into The West" from Executive Producer Steven Spielberg and DreamWorks Television. Inon is a classically trained graduate of the Music Academy of Tel Aviv in Israel, and also studied at the Dick Grove School of Music and UCLA. Inon Zur is represented by Bob Rice of Four Bars Intertainment (North America) and Stacey Yoon of LaMi Productions Inc. (Asia). For more information please visit www.inonzur.com.