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GAMEPLAY: Austin Wintory and A Journey Symphony

Austin Wintory Conducting
For the 10th anniversary of the game Journey, Austin Wintory re-orchestrated the Grammy-nominated soundtrack that launched his career.

Austin Wintory's Grammy-nominated original score for Journey skyrocketed his career.

For the game’s 10th anniversary, he totally reimagined the score as a work for full orchestra and chorus, and brought in several soloists he’s collaborated with over the past decade, including cellist Tina Guo and multi-instrumentalist Kristin Naigus.

Cellist Tina Guo
Superstar cellist Tina Guo.

Listen to this week's episode to hear more from Wintory about his close collaborations with musicians.

Austin Wintory and Kristin Naigus
Woodwind soloist Kristin Naigus collaborates with composer Austin Wintory.

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

Caranx Ignobilis (ABZÛ) - Nashville Scoring Orchestra; London Voices; Abzu Harp Ensemble; Kristin Naigus, oboe

To Know, Water (ABZÛ) - Nashville Scoring Orchestra; London Voices; Abzu Harp Ensemble, Kristin Naigus, oboe

Threshold (Journey) - London Symphony Orchestra; London Voices; Tina Guo, cello; Kristin Naigus, woodwinds; Taylor Davis, violin

Confluence (Journey) - London Symphony Orchestra; London Voices; Tina Guo, cello; Kristin Naigus, additional woodwinds; Taylor Davis, violin

Atonement (Journey) - London Symphony Orchestra; London Voices; Tina Guo, cello; Kristin Naigus, woodwinds; Taylor Davis, violin

Road of Trials (Journey) - London Symphony Orchestra; London Voices; Tina Guo, cello; Kristin Naigus, woodwinds; Taylor Davis, violin

Nadir (Journey) - London Symphony Orchestra; London Voices; Tina Guo, cello; Kristin Naigus, woodwinds; Taylor Davis, violin

Apotheosis (Journey) - London Symphony Orchestra; London Voices; Tina Guo, cello; Kristin Naigus, woodwinds; Taylor Davis, violin

I Was Born For This (Journey) - London Symphony Orchestra; London Voices; Tina Guo, cello; Kristin Naigus, woodwinds; Taylor Davis, violin; vocal soloists: Alina Gingertail, Dolleesi; Malukah, Laura Perrudin, Mika Kobayashi; Traveler choir: Julie Elven, Adriana Figueroa, Rachel Hardy, Peter Hollens, Laura Intravia

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