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.”