MEDIA SPOTLIGHT ON THE LAST GUARDIAN'S SCORE
LINK: FORBES - Takeshi Furukawa On How He Composed The Beautiful Score For 'The Last Guardian'
LINK: THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTER - 'The Last Guardian': Listen to Music From the Anticipated Video Game
LINK: GAME INFORMER - The Last Guardian's Composer On Living Up To Team Ico's Legacy
LINK: KOTAKU - The Music Of The Last Guardian: An Interview With Composer Takeshi Furukawa
LINK: GAMASUTRA - Weaving together The Last Guardian's emotional score
LINK: EXPANSIÓN / CNN - ¿Cómo se crea la música en los videojuegos modernos?
LINK: ESTADÃO - Após nove anos de espera, The Last Guardian finalmente chega ao PlayStation
LINK: IL FATTO QUOTIDIANO - Il compositore Takeshi Furukawa e il segreto delle musiche per videogame
On 27 and 28 January 2017, the Danish Radio Symphony Orchestra and Danish Radio Concert choir led by Charles Hazlewood will perform music from The Last Guardian as a part of their gaming concert, Score. Featured soloist Louise Fribo takes the audience on a musical journey spanning the rich history of the wonderful wold of gaming. Musical selections may be subject to change.
Relive the poignant epic of celebrated director Fumito Ueda's The Last Guardian through this Composer's Choice Edition of the official soundtrack. Penned by exciting newcomer Takeshi Furukawa and masterfully recorded by the London Symphony Orchestra, Trinity Boys Choir, and the London Voices at AIR Studios' world-renowned Lyndhurst Hall, the album features over an hour of majestic and breathtaking symphonic music. A sublime accompaniment to the haunting narrative of a boy and his mythical companion, this tour de force transcends boundaries of conventional video game music, proving itself as a worthy successor to the lauded legacy of the makers of ICO and Shadow of the Colossus.
Sponsored by the National Endowment for the Arts, the American Youth Symphony will perform music from Sony Interactive Entertainment's acclaimed video game titles in concert at Royce Hall on 12 February 2017. A Q&A session with the composers will precede the concert at 16:00, followed by an exciting program blending classical and contemporary repertoire. Reservations for tickets open on 11 January 2017 and are complimentary to all.
Britten: Four Sea Interludes
Stravinsky: Firebird Suite
Takeshi Furukawa: The Last Guardian Suite
Jason Graves: The Order: 1886 Suite
Austin Wintory: Journey Suite
Sony Interactive Entertainment has announced a full 19-track version of The Last Guardian's soundtrack to be released via all digital outlets and a custom PS4 application in December 2016. Furthermore, pre-orders are now open for a vinyl LP version to be released by iam8bit in Q1 2017. Finally, for those enthusiasts in Japan, a deluxe domestic version featuring additional bonus tracks goes on sale on 21 December 2016.
Sony Interactive Entertainment has released a behind-the-scenes video featuring The Last Guardian's score. The official PlayStation blog writes: "As ardent fans of Fumito Ueda's past games can attest, the audio component of his projects - both sound and music - play a vital role in immersing the player in a rich fantasy world... The aural presentation in The Last Guardian is no less crucial for achieving the full experience of exploring this new world with Trico..." Read the full blog post via the link below.