Mikolai Stroinski & Garry Schyman – Metamorphosis

Winners of the 2021 SCL Award for Outstanding Original Score for Interactive Media, composers Mikolai Stroinski (The Witcher 3) and Garry Schyman (BioShock) joined forces to score ‘Metamorphosis’, a surrealist adventure inspired by the writings of Franz Kafka.

“This very unique game, inspired by Franz Kafka’s famous novel, takes place in a bizarre and nightmarish world inhabited by insects and a corrupt bureaucracy. The game gave us an astonishing opportunity to write music inspired by the expressionist era of art and music in the early 20th century. Composers Arnold Schoenberg and Alban Berg, as well later composers such as Bernard Herrmann were inspirations. We incorporated techniques of the era such as Sprechgesang (half spoken half sung), 12 tone, aleatoric, tonal and atonal harmonies to invoke a past age that worked perfectly for the world of Metamorphosis.”

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Among our diverse roster of award-winning clients, we represent innovative media music artists, A-list composer talent in video games and many of the genre’s best-selling and top trending soundtracks. Notable industry achievements include lobbying to instate the music category at the British Academy of Film and Television Arts Video Game Awards, coordinating publicity for the best-selling original video game soundtrack album of all time, HALO 2 (Sumthing Else Music Works), multiple award-winning press campaigns (ASSASSIN’S CREED, BIOSHOCK, CALL OF DUTY, DEAD SPACE, DEUS EX, FALLOUT, HALO, HITMAN, JAMES BOND 007, MASS EFFECT, ORI AND THE BLIND FOREST, THE LAST GUARDIAN, TOMB RAIDER, UNCHARTED, THE WITCHER), and launching the international music conferences Game Music Connect & Screen Music Connect.

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