Kevin Riepl Scores a Brave New World of Video Game Music in Huxley

Posted on March 19, 2007 by Dan Goldwasser

Last week, composer Kevin Riepl (Gears of War, Unreal Tournament 2003) recorded his score for the anticipated massively multiplayer first-person shooter computer game, Huxley. Currently in development for the PC and Xbox 360, Huxley takes place in a post-Apocalyptic future where humans and mutants fight to gain control over a new powerful energy source.

Tim Simonec "blesses" the Hollywood Studio Symphony

The music for the game is energetic and dramatic, with a driving rhythm and some electronic pre-records. But at the central core lies an 80-piece orchestra, featuring some of the best session players in Hollywood, which was conducted by Tim Simonec at the Eastwood Scoring Stage at Warner Brothers.

The brass section listens to feedback on Huxley

Don Williams plays timpani on Kevin Riepl’s Huxley score

Composer Kevin Riepl with scoring mixer Steve Smith

In the control room, Riepl would give feedback to the orchestra through Simonec as well as score mixer Steve Smith and music editors Alex Levy and Paul Apelgren.

Music editors Alex Levy and Paul Apelgren

Conductor/orchestrator Tim Simonec, scoring mixer Steve Smith and composer Kevin Riepl

No release date is set yet, but Huxley will be released by Webzen Games later this year.

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