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GAMEPLAY: NieR:Automata

GAMEPLAY NieR:Automata Soundtrack Cover wide
Cover art for the original soundtrack release of NieR:Automata. This score was composed by members of studio MONACA: Keiichi Okabe, Keigo Hoashi, Kuniyuki Takahashi, and Kakeru Ishihama.

An ambitious 2017 game with a score combining orchestra and vocals, whose melodies have inspired countless arrangements.

In this episode: music from NieR:Automata, an ambitious 2017 game with a score combining orchestra and vocals, whose melodies have inspired countless arrangements.

We’ll hear arrangements for chamber ensembles, piano, and more, alongside pieces from the original soundtrack!

Generous support for the music heard on this program comes from the Robert T. and Ruth Haidt Hughes Memorial Acquisitions Fund. Special thanks to Michael Culler for engineering assistance and to Anastasia Scholze for production assistance. Amanda Sewell is IPR's Music Director. Keith Brown is GAMEPLAY’s host and executive producer.

To hear the full episode, click the link above! Here's the playlist:

Kuniyuki Takahashi (arr. Sean Schafianski) - Emil's Shop (NieR:Automata) -Chamber Works: NieR Automata - The Game Brass

Keiichi Okabe - Birth of a Wish (NieR:Automata) - Original game soundtrack

Keigo Hoashi (arr. Taku Yabuki) - Copied City (NieR:Automata) - NieR:Automata Piano Collections - Taku Yabuki (piano)

Keiichi Okabe, Keigo Hoashi (arr. Daisuke Shinoda) - Alien Manifestation (NieR:Automata) - Orchestral Arrangement Album - Kanagawa Philharmonic Orchestra, Barzz Game Music Chorus

Keiichi Okabe (arr. Sean Schafianski) - Pascal (NieR:Automata) - Pierre-Louis de la Soudiere, Dean Nguyen (percussion instruments)

Keigo Hoashi - A Beautiful Song (NieR:Automata) - Original game soundtrack - Emi Evans, J'Nique Nicole (vocal soloists)

Keiichi Okabe (arr. Yasumasa Kumagai) - Peaceful Sleep (NieR:Automata) - NieR:Automata Piano Collections - Yasumasa Kumagai (piano)

Keiichi Okabe, J'Nique Nicole (lyrics) - Weight of the World (NieR:Automata) - Original game soundtrack - J'Nique Nicole (vocals)

Keiichi Okabe (arr. Mariam Abounnasr) - City Ruins (NieR:Automata) - Orchestral Arrangement Album - Kanagawa Philharmonic Orchestra

Keigo Hoashi (arr. Sean Schafianski) - The Sound of the End (NieR:Automata) - Chamber Works: NieR Automata - Andrew Steffen, Andrew Dunn, David Russell (chamber ensemble)

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