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Wednesday, March 22, 2006

Vidgames: Schyman goes 'Spectrum'

Film, television and video game composer Garry Schyman has recently written the original score for the upcoming vidgame Full Spectrum Warrior: Ten Hammers, developed by Pandemic Studios. Blending Middle Eastern instrumentation with additional orchestral sounds, Schyman recorded with Arabic instrumentalists and vocalists in Los Angeles.

David Rovin, Audio Director at Pandemic Studios, says, “Our vision for the music on FSW2 was a subtle mix of western military themes and middle-eastern timbres. Garry understood immediately what we were shooting for, and he nailed it. In some pieces he leaned more on the traditional orchestral ideas, weaving in subtle ethnic sounds. In others he let the Arabic instrumentalists and vocalists create the dominant atmosphere.”

Schyman's previous vidgame credits include Destroy All Humans!, also developed by Pandemic Studios. Schyman's Destroy All Humans! score was recently nominated by the Game Audio Network Guild for "Music of the Year 2005," "Best Live Performance Recording" and "Best Original Instrumental" - Destroy All Humans! Main Title. The G.A.N.G. Awards are voted on by the leading composers, musicians and audio directors in the video games industry. Winners are announced on Thursday, March 23, 2006 in San Jose, California during the Game Developers Conference. More information available at