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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.


Nima Fakhrara - Detroit: Become Human

Nima Fakhrara is a composer, ethnomusicologist and the founder of Zoo Creatives.  His film credits include “The Girl in the Photographs”, “Consumed,” “The Signal,” and “Gatchman” (Battle of the Planets), while within video game genre, his credits he has “Resident Evil: Revelations 2 and the 2016 release “1970 Revolution.” 

One of his most recent projects for a video game is DETROIT: BECOME HUMAN, where is joined by composers Philip Sheppard and Joe Paesano in creating this highly anticipated game's original score.

DETROIT: BECOME HUMAN is an adventure game developed by Quantic Dream and published by Sony Interactive Entertainment for the PlayStation 4, released worldwide on 25 May 2018. The plot revolves around three androids: Kara, who escapes the owner she was serving to explore her newfound sentience and protect a young girl; Connor, whose job it is to hunt down sentient androids; and Markus, who devotes himself to releasing other androids from servitude. They may survive or perish depending on dialogue choices that shape the story as customized by the player.

In this episode of THE ANNOTATOR, Nima Fakhrara, over 8 tracks of his work, opens up about his main challenge of writing music for one of the games main characters, CONNOR. He talks about how, while creating something cold and robotic, he also needed his music for this android investigator to evoke emotion. That challenge was increased by choosing to use only synths and electronics to accomplish this. Nima Fakhara also talks about how Connor’s music is the type of music he believes an android might create for themself.


03:22 - Hostage

05:19 - Your Choice

09:27 - Now

11:41 -They All Look the Same

15:17 - I Trust You

15:31 - Meet Markus

18:08 - Wake Up

19:32 - Connor Suite


The original score has not been released.


You can also hear more music and find out more about Nima Fakhrara at his official site ( or follow the composer on twitter @ostadnima


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