Djawadi has composed for such films as Iron Man and Clash of the Titans, and for TV shows like Prison Break. It's an "incredibly intense score".
"The new version of a landmark game always requires a next-level soundtrack,” said EA's Steve Schnur. “But this ‘reinvention’ of Medal of Honor demanded a composer who could create an epic score that brings the game into a whole new era."
"The intuition and skill that makes Ramin Djawadi one of Hollywood’s top young talents in film scoring is exemplified in Medal of Honor. This is an incredibly intense score, and we’re tremendously proud to have him in the EA family.”
Djawadi had a few words himself: "The fact that it is modern day with various locations asked for a completely different approach both stylistically and thematically,” he said. “The score is very widespread from emotional orchestral to edgy modern action. Western and ethnic instruments are used to represent the different cultures."
“Designing a score that captures both the scalpel-like quite professionalism of the Tier 1 Operators and the sledge hammer action of big military has been a unique challenge. The music is designed to dynamically ebb and flow, complementing the big action sequences with thundering electric guitar and bass, and the quiet stealth with haunting strings and hymns. It is like a Hollywood action movie score on steroids.”
Well it sounds like he knows what he's doing, and sorry for the pun. A PC beta for Medal of Honor runs between October 4th and the 7th. The game releases on Xbox 360, PS3 and PC October 12th in the US, and on the 15th in Europe.
Movie composer Ramin Djawadi behind Medal of Honor's score
29 September 2010 | By Simon Priest