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GAMEPLAY: Kristin Naigus

Multi-instrumentalist Kristin Naigus
Multi-instrumentalist Kristin Naigus in her studio.

From the English horn to the aulos, Woodwind virtuoso Kristin Naigus has built a career as one of the video game industry’s premier soloists.

She's featured in the scores for numerous games, including Lara Croft and the Temple of Osiris, ABZU and more.

Listen to the episode to learn more about Naigus and her unique career and hear music showasing her work!

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

Special thanks to Kristin Naigus, to Michael Culler for engineering assistance and to Christine Kyprianides and Delia Zaleski for production assistance.

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

Kristin Naigus's personal collection includes many woodwind instruments, from the oboe to the aulos.
At top, Kristin's English horn with the double pipes of the ancient Greek aulos at bottom. She played both instruments on the original soundtrack to Immortals Fenyx Rising.

PLAYLIST:
Wilbert Roget II - Lara Croft Overture (Lara Croft and the Temple of Osiris) - original game soundtrack-Kristin Naigus, oboe, English horn, mijwiz, sipsi, duduk

Austin Wintory - Miliobatis Aquila (ABZU) - Nashville Scoring Orchestra; London Voices; Abzu Harp Ensemble; Kristin Naigus, oboe

Austin Wintory - Balaenoptera musculus (ABZU) - Nashville Scoring Orchestra; London Voices; Abzu Harp Ensemble; Kristin Naigus, oboe

Yoko Shimomura - Daybreak Town (Kingdom Hearts Unchained X) - Project Destati; Kristin Naigus, flute, oboe, English horn, Irish whistles

Yoko Shimomura - Sweet Spirits (Kingdom Hearts 3D: Dream Drop Distance) - Project Destati; Kristin Naigus, oboe, flute

Yoko Shimomura - Lord of Castle Oblivion (Kingdom Hearts: Chain of Memories) - Project Destati; Kristin Naigus, piccolo, flute, oboe, clarinet, English horn, bassoon; David Russell, piano

Gareth Coker - The Gods' Vault (Immortals Fenyx Rising) - Nashville Scoring Orchestra; Kristin Naigus, aulos

Lena Raine - Supper Woods (Chicory: A Colorful Tale) - original game soundtrack; Kristin Naigus, recorders

Lena Raine - Just Like You (Chicory: A Colorful Tale) - original game soundtrack; Kristin Naigus, recorder, clarinet

Gareth Coker - Meet Me at Butcher's Bridge (Ruined King: A League of Legends Story) - original game soundtrack; Kristin Naigus, whistle

Gareth Coker - Runnin' From Lariette (Ruined King: A League of Legends Story) - original game soundtrack; Kristin Naigus, whistle

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