Disney’s Fantasia: Music Evolved already has a star-studded soundtrack, ranging from Bruno Mars’ “Locked Out of Heaven” to Queen’s classic “Bohemian Rhapsody.” However, that didn’t stop the developers at Harmonix from signing the right composer for the job – Inon Zur.
This maestro, who worked on such games as Fallout 3 and Dragon Age: Origins, will work on new orchestral versions of classic songs for the game, including Vivaldi’s “Four Seasons: Winter: First Movement” and Mussorgsky’s “Night On Bald Mountain.” He’ll also put together orchestral versions of popular songs in the game, including “Rhapsody.”
“Working with a versatile composer like Inon Zur was critical to developing the innovative type of gameplay we are introducing with ‘Disney Fantasia: Music Evolved’,” said Eran Egozy, co-founder and chief technical officer of Harmonix Music Systems. “Zur’s innate understanding of music’s role in gaming allowed us to create original arrangements that will let players experience music like never before.”
“Working with Disney and Harmonix on Disney Fantasia: Music Evolved was a great adventure for me,” said Inon Zur. “Recording and producing classical masterpieces, as well as writing original music that had to coexist with the works of the great classical composers presented exciting new challenges. The amazingly talented music composers and producers from Harmonix and Disney supported and guided me throughout this groundbreaking, creative process. I feel very fortunate to be a part of this world-class team and am extremely excited to share all that we’ve done together with you, the player.”
Fantasia: Music Evolved releases next year for Xbox One and Xbox 360. You can check out an exclusive new trailer discussing the history of the franchise below.