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GAMEPLAY: Horizon Zero Dawn

Gameplay: Horizon Zero Dawn wide cover
The game Horizon Zero Dawn was scored by a team of composers, including Joris de Man, duo The Flight, Niels van der Leest, and Jonathan Williams.

A world that’s both prehistoric and futuristic, full of natural beauty, tribal societies, and giant robotic beasts.

This week: music from the immersive and emotional score to Horizon Zero Dawn.

It's a soundtrack that brings to life a game world that’s both prehistoric and futuristic, full of natural beauty, tribal societies, and giant robotic beasts.

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. 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:

Joris de Man - City On The Mesa (Part 3 - Onwards To Meridian) (Horizon Zero Dawn) - Original game soundtrack

Joris de Man - Aloy’s Theme (Part 1 - Motherland) (Horizon Zero Dawn) - Original game soundtrack - Julie Elven, vocals

Joris de Man - Tell Me (Part 1 - Motherland) (Horizon Zero Dawn) - Original game soundtrack - Julie Elven, vocals

Joris de Man - The Proving (Part 1 - Motherland) (Horizon Zero Dawn) - Original game soundtrack - Julie Elven, vocals; Circle Percussion

Joris de Man - Hologram Myth (Part 1 - Motherland) (Horizon Zero Dawn) - Original game soundtrack - Julie Elven, vocals

Joris de Man - The Cavalry Breaks Through (Part 1 - Motherland) (Horizon Zero Dawn) - Original game soundtrack - Julie Elven, vocals; Circle Percussion

Joris de Man - Victory (Part 1 - Motherland) (Horizon Zero Dawn) - Original game soundtrack - Julie Elven, vocals

The Flight - Territory of None (Part 2 - Out of the Embrace) (Horizon Zero Dawn) - Original game soundtrack

The Flight - Your Hand of Sun and Jewels (Carja traditional - Part 3 - Onwards to Meridian) (Horizon Zero Dawn) - Original game soundtrack

The Flight - Iron Pendulum Solo (Part 3 - Onwards to Meridian) (Horizon Zero Dawn) - Original game soundtrack

The Flight - Another Day Rusts (Part 3 - Onwards to Meridian) (Horizon Zero Dawn) - Original game soundtrack

Joris de Man - To Call Our Own (Part 3 - Onwards to Meridian) (Horizon Zero Dawn) - Original game soundtrack

Jonathan Williams - Song to the Sun - Midday (Part 3 - Onwards to Meridian) (Horizon Zero Dawn) - Original game soundtrack

Jonathan Williams - Song to the Sun - Evening (Part 3 - Onwards to Meridian) (Horizon Zero Dawn) - Original game soundtrack

Niels van der Leest - Drums in the Sun-Ring (Part 4 - Secrets of the Earth) (Horizon Zero Dawn) - Original game soundtrack - Circle Percussion

Joris de Man - Homecoming (Part 1 - Motherland) (Horizon Zero Dawn) - Original game soundtrack - Julie Elven, vocals

Check out this behind-the-scenes video on the creation of instruments for the world of Horizon Zero Dawn, with duo The Flight and music supervisor Lucas van Tol!

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Keith Brown is the host of Matinee Classics and the host and producer of GAMEPLAY.