The Banner Saga
Austin Wintory, composer
The Dallas Wind Symphony
Maluka and Peter Hollens, vocals; Taylor Davis, violin
GRAMMY®-nominated,*BAFTA-winning composer Austin Wintory created an earthy, multi-layered orchestral score for the single player role-playing tactical game from Stoic Studios, currently available on PC and Mac. The soundtrack score features the Dallas Winds (America’s Premier Windband), recorded by GRAMMY-winning engineer Keith O. Johnson and the Reference Recordings team at the Meyerson Symphony Center in Dallas, TX. In addition the score features a trio of famous YouTube soloists: vocalists Malukah and Peter Hollens, and violinist Taylor Davis.
Austin Wintory is an American composer who has scored over 40 feature films, a dozen video games, and numerous concert works. In 2012 he received A GRAMMY nomination for ‘Best Score Soundtrack for Visual Media’ (the first ever for a video game) for the game soundtrack from “Journey.” His film efforts include the scores to the 2009 Sundance hit “Grace”, as well as the 2008 Sundance Audience Award winner “Captain Abu Raed”, which put Wintory on the short list as a contender for the Academy Awards for “Best Original Score.” He was also nominated by the International Film Music Critics Association for “Breakout Composer of the Year.”
THE BANNER SAGA is the first-ever video game soundtrack recording from independent audiophile label Reference Recordings, on its FRESH! from RR series.
* BAFTA is the British Academy of Film and Television Arts
The first 100 copies ordered direct from RR will be autographed by engineer “Prof” Keith O. Johnson and composer Austin Wintory!
“When I reviewed (very favorably) Stoic Studio’s The Banner Saga, I made special note of the soundtrack—which I found to be excellent. Composed by Journey maestro Austin Wintory, the music offered an aural glimpse at a bitter, cold world filled with danger, yet one tinged with humanity and grounded mysticism. That’s a whole lot of adjectives for one soundtrack, but there’s a whole lot to be said about this one. ” —Stephen Meyerink, RPGFan