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The Annotator

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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.

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Tim Wynn - XCOM 2: War of the Chosen

Tim Wynn - XCOM 2: War of the Chosen

Tim Wynn is the quintessential modern day composer/producer, and his diverse portfolio includes feature films, television series, documentaries and video games. Tim Wynn studied at the USC School of Music, where he studied under Elmer Bernstein, Christopher Young, Buddy Baker and Jerry Goldsmith.

Wynn’s music career is notable by the diversity of his credits. In addition to his feature film the work for television, just some of his viideo game projects include:: Darkness II (2K), Command and Conquer: Red Alert 3 (EA), Total War:Warhammer (Sega), Madden NFL 25 (EA), The Simpson’s Game (EA), and Warhawk (Sony). One of Tim Wynn’s most recent video game score is for XCOM 2 - WAR OF THE CHOSEN.

In August, 2017, Feral Interactive released XCOM® 2: War of the Chosen, the expansion pack for the award-winning 2016 strategy game XCOM 2 for PC, Mac OS and Linux. Developed by Firaxis Games and published by 2K for PC and consoles, XCOM 2: War of the Chosen adds a massive amount of content to XCOM 2.  

War of the Chosen brings thrilling new material to the fight against ADVENT, the human enforcers of the alien regime occupying Earth. When additional resistance factions emerge to eliminate the invaders, a sinister new enemy, the “Chosen”, arises. They have one goal: to recapture the Commander of XCOM. The expansion includes new Hero classes to counter the “Chosen”, new enemies, missions, even more challenging environments and increased depth in strategic gameplay.

In this episode, TIM WYNN will take us into two tracks from his original game score. First, he breaks down his forceful and menacing main theme for The Chosen. Second, he describes the track "Metal and Steel." He describes the momentum-building music that is heard when the player prepares for a mission and the techniques employed to deliver what he calls “2 minutes of adrenaline.” 


ANNOTATED TRACKS

02:12 - Track - “War of the Chosen”

06:59 - Track - “Metal and Steel"


OTHER TRACKS

00:09 - Track 11 - "Final Breath"

01:20 - Track 10 - "In Solitude"


SOUNDTRACK

The original scoundtrack to XCOM 2: WAR OF THE CHOSEN was released digitally in August 2017 and can be purchased at Amazon.com


MORE ABOUT THE COMPOSER

You can hear find out more and hear more music at TIM WYNN'S official site http://timwynn.net/

You can follow TIM WYNN on Twitter at @timwynn_


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