Microsoft and 343 Industries have announced that Massive Attack’s Neil Davidge, the co-writer and producer for the band’s last three albums, will compose the score for Halo 4.
The press release says, “Working in collaboration with 343 Industries, Davidge and his production team enlisted a 16 person hand-picked male tenor/bass choir plus 10 female Bulgarian vocalists, a full 50 piece orchestra and a whole host of other performers to bring the music of Halo 4 to life through a massive production effort on par with a major Hollywood blockbuster.”
“Neil has a deep love and appreciation for the Halo universe, and the music he’s composed perfectly captures the heroic spirit and emotional power of Master Chief’s story,” said Sotaro Tojima, audio director for Halo 4. “Neil is a remarkably talented composer who has a unique vision for the future of Halo music, and I’m confident his work will spark the passion and excitement of a whole new generation of fans.”
You can read more about the collaboration over at The Halo Bulletin.