Sound Byte Interview: Inon Zur, Composer of the Dragon Age Series

In this week's Sound Byte, we talk to the composer of Dragon Age II, Inon Zur, about what he learned from Dragon Age: Origins, what instruments he prefers to compose for, what his process is, and who he collaborated with this time around.

Discussion

24 comments
Poodlejumper
Poodlejumper

Hey I just discovered the only thing I like about DA2! This guy's music!

jjwho29
jjwho29

INON that is a crazy name that guys eyes are leaking blue gas that demon guy is beast i hope i can make my own guy like a two sword guy

romanon5
romanon5

A genius. Made also music for Crysis, Prince of Persia, fallout, EverQuest 2, Lineage 2, Baldur's Gate 2 and more. Israeli, started in The Music Academy of Tel Aviv. Love his work!

neverenoughpl
neverenoughpl

This guy is awesome. He really knows how to explain music (game music to be exact).

Ripper_TV
Ripper_TV

Oh, I'm interested in WINNING, alright. So what he's basically saying is that they asked him to dumbed it down and he feels sorry for working in a hassle.

Darkhol0w
Darkhol0w

Hes working on some "High profile projects"..DA2 expansion hint hint? =P

mikey1611
mikey1611

I don't know how you explain it but the music just sounds so "epic". With the background story and just watching the cinematic trailer, once Hawke appears and the music starts, it has a"gypsy-ish" feeling to it. Then there's that "rising champion" feeling at the end of trailer. Gives me chills everytime. Great series, I hope you'll get an interview with Bethesda about Skyrim because how can you not ignore the soundtrack in recent Skyrim trailer!

funkchild75
funkchild75

This was a very cool interview. Thanks.

COWZ14
COWZ14

@Sophia Thank you so much. Awesome.

uberjannie
uberjannie

Inon Zur is great. He is starting to become the Hans Zimmer of games :D

Sophia
Sophia

@COWZ14 - They're coming, just need to find the time and coordinate with people's schedules.

dvader72
dvader72

Good, fair review. The game may not be perfect but I have not doubt it will be very enjoyable.

monowasp
monowasp

Good review, I'll get it when it's a bit cheaper.

garfield
garfield

*Great* review, thanks! Now I know I will pass (sadly)!

COWZ14
COWZ14

Awesome. I love that gamespot has taken interest in the music in games very impressive. Thumbs up Gamespot. But i'd love it if they did interviews on the sound design as well.

Davo-C
Davo-C

What a champion, such a good composer!

QBALL218
QBALL218

we all speak broken english

goeyguy03
goeyguy03

"much better" ... bad engrish to say "more better".

Kats_RK
Kats_RK

The music in DA2 is more better than DAO.

xsonicchaos
xsonicchaos

Inon Zur, although i have heard of him, i always wonder of how awesome his name is! that's his real israeli name. how cool is that!?

Darko-Ashitaka
Darko-Ashitaka

Good interview with lots of detailed answers. Thanks for this! :)