Diablo III to Get Music by Pacific Symphony

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Diablo III will have its own music now performed by the Pacific Symphony for the third installment of Diablo which is quite long-awaited. Pacific Symphony has teamed up with the developer of the game Blizzard Entertainment, based at Irvine and renowned for the Starcraft and Warcraft franchises.

The symphony was performed live by over 100 musicians last July at Costa Mesa’s Renee and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall directed by the baton of Eímear Noone.

As per Russell Brown, the audio director of Blizzard Entertainment, Diablo III should have got its own sound not just with compositions, but also in the way it was recorded and so they recorded the score in a concert hall having the oldest acoustical traditions. Brown told that the studio multi-track recording could not have achieved the subtlety to intonation, timbre and ensemble achieved by the recording in the concert hall.

Symphony’s performers have performed on-screen in Avatar, King Kong and the lately revised Titanic, though many of them are experienced studio performers. Diablo III’s plot is the one where it is hard to expect the classical notes of the Orange County symphony.

At Tuesday midnight the hack-and-slash dungeon crawl was released which pits the dark fantasy world heroes in opposition to the Burning Hells Goliath demonic armies. The score is ‘edgy, moody, minimalist’ as per Brown, however if you win over the dark forces, you are likely to hear lighter tunes like ‘Peer Gynt’ by Grieg. Peer Gynt was lately performed at one more unexpected place, Copenhagen commuter train’s flash-mob style.

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