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The Annotator

105 EpisodesProduced by Christopher ColemanWebsite

The podcast where composers share thoughts and stories about their original scores. In every episode, a composer tells the creation story of their music used in some of today's top film, television and video game soundtracks.


Daniel Ran - Beyond Skyrim: Bruma

Beyond Skyrim: Bruma is an unofficial Skyrim expansion that revisits established themes from the award-winning soundtrack by Jeremy Soule while also incorporating influences from the Far East.

In the game mod, players can travel beyond the borders of Skyrim and explore Bruma, the northernmost county in Cyrodiil where they can delve into the Ayleid ruins, meddle in local affairs or explore the wilds.  

Beyond Skyrim: Bruma is composer Daniel Ran’s first composition project of this kind and in this episode he talks the challenge of writing new music of his own that would compliment pieces from Jeremy Soule's original score. He also shares about how he came to write for and work with a choir for the first time on one of the games key pieces.  Lastly he reveals how working on this particular project had the surprising effect of making music feel "more real" to him.


01:41 - Maker of Worlds

06:34 - Last of the Guards

08:35 - Arch Henchman

10:46 - Nox Atra


00:07 - Apparitions


The original score can be found on, itunes or streaming on Spotify and Apple Music.


You can also hear more music and find out more about Daniel Ran at his official site ( or follow the composer on twitter @danielxran


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