Disney Fantasia Partners With Composer Inon Zur

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Disney Interactive and Harmonix Music Systems have signed on award winning composer, Inon Zur, to develop original music for the game Disney Fantasia:  Music Evolved.  To celebrate this announcement, Zur conducted some of the orchestral classics that will be in the game with the Disney Chamber Ensemble at Disney’s D23 Expo.

 

“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.”

Zur is a Hollywood Music Award winning and BAFTA nominated composer.  He has composed works for games such as Prince of Persia, Lord of the Rings, Dragon Age, Everquest and Fallout.  He has produced and conducted several new pieces for the game and has worked closely with Disney Interactive and Harmonix to produce new recordings from such great composers as Mussorgsky and Vivaldi.  He has also arranged and composed an orchestral version of Queen’s Rock Opera, Bohemian Rhapsody for the game.

“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.”

 

Disney Fantasia: Music Evolved will feature over 30 tracks from contemporary artists and classical composers.  In addition to the original recording, each track will also feature two unique remixes in the game.  The game is set to be released to the Xbox One and the Xbox 360 with Kinect in 2014.  For more information on the game, be sure to visit the website, Facebook and Twitter pages.

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