Gareth Coker scores Ori and the Will of the Wisps

Posted on May 1, 2020 by Dan Goldwasser



This past winter, composer Gareth Coker scored the music for the new Moon Studios/Microsoft Studios video game, Ori and the Will of the Wisps, the critically-acclaimed sequel to beloved action platformer Ori and the Blind Forest. Recording took place at Air Studios in London, and ScoringSessions.com is excited to bring our readers photos from the sessions in December 2019 and January 2020!


Gareth Coker talks with the Philharmonia Orchestra before recording Ori and the Will of the Wisps

Alexander Rudd conducts the Philharmonia Orchestra on Ori and the Will of the Wisps

The orchestra performing at AIR Studios

Front: Jake Jackson (engineer), composer Gareth Coker, Steve Kempster (engineer); Rear: Jessica Kelly (score coordinator), David Peacock (orchestrator), Zach Lemmon (supervising orchestrator)

Gareth Coker reviewing the choir score

The Pinewood Singers perform on Ori and the Will of the Wisps

Ori and the Will of the Wisps was released on March 10, 2020 and is available with Xbox Game Pass and on Xbox One, Windows 10 PC and Steam. For more information onĀ Ori and the Will of the Wisps, visitĀ orithegame.com. The lengthy soundtrack to Coker’s score is available digitally from Microsoft Studios Music, with vinyl coming soon.


The Philharmonia Orchestra

Front: David Peacock (orchestrator) Jessica Kelly (score co-ordinator) Alexander Rudd (conductor) Gareth Coker (composer) Zach Lemmon (supervising orchestrator) Jake Jackson (engineer) Cassie Brooksbank (film crew) Back: Steve Kempster (engineer) Allan Wilson (choir conductor and librarian) Gianluca Massimo (assistant engineer) Alex Ferguson (Pro Tools recordist) Ashley Andrew-Jones (assistant engineer) Matthew Macar (film crew) (not pictured, orchestrator Eric Buchholz)

Photos by Benjamin Ealovega. Special thanks to Greg O’Connor-Read.