Massive Attack Producer Neil Davidge Creating Halo 4 Musical Score
Neil Davidge, a producer with trip hop group Massive Attack, has been hired by Microsoft and 343 Industries to compose the musical score for the new Halo 4—as if you couldn’t tell by the headline. According to a press release published today, Davidge is a longtime fan of the Halo series, and is pretty psyched about his new gig.
“As a passionate Halo fan, I’m incredibly honored and thrilled to have the opportunity to compose the score for Halo 4. Music has always been at the heart of what makes Halo so captivating and iconic. With Halo 4, we want to build upon the franchise’s amazing legacy and create a score that captures the awe and wonder of the Halo universe, and reinforces the deeper and more emotionally impactful journey Master Chief will embark on.”
Davidge assembled “a 16 person hand-picked male tenor/bass choir plus 10 female Bulgarian vocalists, a full 50 piece orchestra and a whole host of other performers” for the score. Which sounds insane and kind of totally awesome.
Take a look at the behind the scenes video above for a look at what Davidge has up his musical sleeves.