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GAMEPLAY: Austin Wintory and the music of Journey

Austin Wintory conducting
Austin Wintory's 2012 original score for Journey launched the young composer's career to new heights.

Composer Austin Wintory’s soundtrack for Journey was the first video game score to be nominated for a Grammy.

This week, we’ll explore this groundbreaking work and talk with Austin about how his interactive music is shaped by the player’s actions.

Generous support for the music heard on this program comes from the Robert T. and Ruth Haidt Hughes Memorial Acquisitions Fund.

Thanks to Michael Culler for engineering assistance and to Christine Kyprianides and Delia Zaleski for production assistance.

Special thanks to Austin Wintory and to Andrew Krop and Kyrié Hood at White Bear PR.

Amanda Sewell is IPR's Music Director, and Keith Brown is GAMEPLAY’s host and executive producer.

PLAYLIST:
All selections by Austin Wintory

I Was Born For This (Journey) - Skopje Radio Symphonic Orchestra - Lisbeth Scott, vocals; Tina Guo, cello; Amy Tatum, flute & bass flute; Charissa Barger, harp; Rodney Wirtz, viola; Noah Gladstone, serpent

Nascence (Journey) - Skopje Radio Symphonic Orchestra - Tina Guo, cello; Amy Tatum, flute & bass flute; Charissa Barger, harp; Rodney Wirtz, viola; Noah Gladstone, serpent

The Call (Journey) - Skopje Radio Symphonic Orchestra - Tina Guo, et al.

Second Confluence (Journey) - Skopje Radio Symphonic Orchestra - Tina Guo, et al.

Threshold (Journey) - Skopje Radio Symphonic Orchestra - Tina Guo, et al.

Third Confluence (Journey) - Skopje Radio Symphonic Orchestra - Tina Guo, et al.

Fourth Confluence (Journey) - Skopje Radio Symphonic Orchestra - Tina Guo, et al.

The Road of Trials (Journey) - Skopje Radio Symphonic Orchestra - Tina Guo, et al.

Temptations (Journey) - Skopje Radio Symphonic Orchestra - Tina Guo, et al.

Descent (Journey) - Skopje Radio Symphonic Orchestra - Tina Guo, et al.

Fifth Confluence (Journey) - Skopje Radio Symphonic Orchestra - Tina Guo, et al.

Atonement (Journey) - Skopje Radio Symphonic Orchestra - Tina Guo, et al.

Final Confluence (Journey) - Skopje Radio Symphonic Orchestra - Tina Guo, et al.

Reclamation (Journey) - Skopje Radio Symphonic Orchestra - Tina Guo, et al.

Apotheosis (Journey) - Skopje Radio Symphonic Orchestra - Tina Guo, et al.

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