There’s been a disturbance in the force! The anticipated video game, Star Wars: Jedi Fallen Order, was released today and features music composed by VCUarts Music alumnus, Gordy Haab. Haab previously composed video game scores for Star Wars: The Old Republic – Knights of the Fallen Empire, Battlefront I, and Battlefront II.
“The John Williams element has to be there, at least for the audience to hold onto—to remind them that they’re in the Star Wars canon and the Star Wars universe,” Haab explained. “If you divert too far from that, you’re gonna lose people. Our goal was to see how far we could stretch and stray from that sound while still staying within the Star Wars universe. By doing that, we ended up creating something that is relatively new … Some of the music actually borders on gothic horror in some places and certainly dark, emotionally speaking. John Williams touched on it in some of the films, but I think this kind of lives there … The foundation of it is very much a dark score.”
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