BIOSHOCK INFINITE (2013, IRRATIONAL/TAKE-TWO)
In late 2012, Irrational contracted Fastestmanintheworld to compose, perform and record a number of period-accurate pieces for BioShock Infinite, the third installment in the BioShock series.
The game released to near-universal acclaim, including perfect scores from multiple reviewers. Nine pieces provided by Fastestmanintheworld are featured in the game, from traditional Chinese court music to fife-and-drum corps, from taiko ensemble to Chopin and Schubert. The above video features excerpts from the game's soundtrack, including Joplin's masterpiece "Solace", featured prominently throughout the project alongside Garry Schyman's brilliant original orchestral score.
Composed, recorded and performed historical source music. Arranged, recorded and performed a number of period-appropriate piano pieces, including a version of Scott Joplin's "Solace", which is used throughout the game. Arranged, recorded and performed additional historical source music.
Chinese Court Music (Traditional) 1:06
The Sea Storm (Watt) 0:40
The Easy Winners (Joplin) 1:58
Solace (Joplin) 3:39
Sunflower Slow Drag (Joplin) 1:45
The Strenuous Life (Joplin) 1:58
Nocturne In Eb Major (Chopin) 4:05
The Girl They Call Fitzroy (Levine, Bonney, Watt, Dworetz) 1:37
Valse Sentimentales No. 1 (Schubert) 1:25
"An amazing experience from beginning to end." - Game Informer: 10/10
"BioShock Infinite is one of the best told stories of this generation. It simply cannot be missed." - Joystiq.com - 5/5
"...a brilliant shooter that nudges the entire genre forward with innovations in both storytelling and gameplay." - IGN.com 9.4/10 (PS3/Xbox 360), 9.5/10 (PC)
2014 BAFTA Awards: Best Original Score (winner, G. Schyman, J. Bonney)
2014 GDC Awards: Best Audio/Music (winner)
2014 GANG Awards: Music Of The Year (winner), Best Original Instrumental (winner, G. Schyman)
2014 AIAS D.I.C.E. Awards: Outstanding Achievement In Original Music Composition (winner, G. Schyman)
2013 GameTrailers Game Of The Year Awards: Best Soundtrack (winner)
2013 SpikeTV VGX Awards: Best Soundtrack (nominee)
2013 Kotaku Best Game Scores Of 2013 (#1 of 10)