Microsoft and 343 Industries hires Massive Attack Producer, Neil Davidge to work on the Halo 4 Score

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Microsoft and 343 Industries (343i) have revealed that the co-writer and producer of Massive Attack's last three albums, Neil Davidge, is on board as the composer for Halo 4's score, having established himself as a film composer on a variety of acclaimed documentaries and Hollywood movies like 'Clash of the Titans'. 

He's also a huge Halo fan, which helps.

“As a passionate ‘Halo’ fan, I’m incredibly honoured and thrilled to have the opportunity to compose the score for ‘Halo 4,’” said Davidge. “Music has always been at the heart of what makes ‘Halo’ so captivating and iconic."

"With ‘Halo 4,’ we want to build upon the franchise’s amazing legacy and create a score that captures the awe and wonder of the ‘Halo’ universe, and reinforces the deeper and more emotionally impactful journey Master Chief will embark on.” 

Davidge will be taking the reins from stalwart Halo composer Martin O'Donnell, who's been behind all of the Halo soundtracks to date. For the production of Halo 4's score, Davidge has enlisted a 16 person hand-picked male tenor/bass choir and 10 female Bulgarian vocalists, as well as a full 50 piece orchestra and a host of other performers.

There's a new video going behind the scenes on the production of Halo 4's score, which you can watch below : 

Halo 4 is scheduled for release ahead of this holiday 2012.

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