Skyrim's Composer Is Kickstarting His New Album

Jeremy Soule, the composer of The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim, is a genius. Kotaku named his work in Skyrim one of the best game soundtracks of 2011, and with good reason; his ability to bring game worlds to life through his music and deeply immerse players into the adventure is truly remarkable. And now, he's planning to move beyond video games.

Over at Kickstarter, the Max Steiner Agency has launched a fresh project to fund Soule's first symphony, "The Northerner". They promise a full-fledged orchestral masterpiece with that trademark Jeremy Soule twist, featuring live players and singers. Soule wrote:

Kickstarter offers us a wonderful opportunity, and with your help, we can kindle the beginnings of what will be a new way in which to bring life to music in the concert hall and into the lives of others. I want to thank you in advance, dear friends and supporters, for your kindness, enthusiasm, and belief in what I do. I look forward to writing this work for you.

I will be working with the same team that has provided reliable and excellent support throughout my career. Recordings aren't easy to make, but if planning is done within a reasonable time frame, the process can go smoothly. As we have delved into the initial planning stages of the recording session, scheduling for the summer months affords us enough planning time for a recording of this nature.

"The Northerner" is scheduled to be released this September.

From the Composer of Skyrim - Soule Symphony No. 1 [Kickstarter]

Picture: Skyrim Nexus


    His AGENT made the kickstarter? That's kinda lame...

    Is it just me or are these kickstarters starting to become a bit much

    I wonder why there are so many mods that either add or replace music to skyrim...or why they are so popular.

      Because people like choice, or are obsessed with being different. It's not a red flag concerning Jeremy Soules work because his game music is always above the required level of awesome

    Isn't the whole point of having an agent so that they can pay and organize to get your shit made rather than getting it crowd sourced? Seems a little scummy to me.

      In traditional dealings, yes. However, this way the agent might end up doing less work, the product gets made, and everyone gets paid and walks away with a smile on their face.

      As an aside, Scrumptatoes feels that he may be displeased by the manner in which Jeremy Soule speaks of himself in the third person during the product description.

    Yay for generic fantasy soundtracks.

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