Composer and music producer Tom Salta, whose previous credits include the MTV VMA-nominated original score for Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon: Advanced Warfighter (GRAW) and the acclaimed sequel Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon: Advanced Warfighter 2, has written and recorded the exhilarating original music score for Tom Clancy’s H.A.W.X, the first air-combat game set in the world-renowned Tom Clancy’s video game universe. Tom Clancy’s H.A.W.X will be available March 3, 2009 for the Xbox 360 video game and entertainment system from Microsoft and the PlayStation 3 computer entertainment system. The Windows-based PC version of the game will be released the following week.
Developed by Ubisoft®’s Bucharest studio, Tom Clancy’s H.A.W.X delivers an intense and authentic aerial combat experience by fully leveraging the benefits of the current-generation platforms. To emphasize the game’s cutting-edge technology, devastating firepower, and intense dogfights, Salta composed an adrenalized and emotionally-charged live orchestral / electronic hybrid score recorded at Legacy Studios in New York with A-list musicians from the New York Philharmonic and Metropolitan Opera Orchestra.
“In Tom Clancy’s H.A.W.X we had to explore five emotional dimensions: the patriot, the life of a mercenary, betrayal, hopelessness and open war on U.S. soil,” said Emil Gheorghe, producer of H.A.W.X. “Tom Salta managed not only to tie all these elements together in an astoundingly rich and memorable score but he also crafted an acoustical identity for our game to stand up in the midst of the Tom Clancy’s titles. Using orchestral arrangements, high-tech sounds and a mix of traditional instruments, he built an incredibly diverse soundtrack ranging from flavorful traditional themes to military tracks.”
To preview samples of Salta’s music for the game, visit the official website at http://hawxgame.com/.
Tom Salta’s other video game credits include Ubisoft’s exclusive first-person action title for the WiiTM home video game system from Nintendo, Red Steel, drawing from traditional and contemporary Japan for the game’s original soundtrack which received IGN’s Wii Award for Best Original Score. Recording under the artist name Atlas Plug, he is currently writing the follow-up to his highly acclaimed debut solo album 2 Days or Die. For more information on Tom Salta visit www.tomsalta.com.
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