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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.


Michael Nielsen and Kaveh Cohen - Forza Motorsport 7

Michael Nielsen and Kaveh Cohen - Forza Motorsport 7

Kaveh Cohen and Michael Nielsen are composers and producers of music for film, television, video games, and motion picture advertising. They have collaborated on projects for over 10 years and, between them, they have scored successful game franchises such as: League of Legends and Splinter Cell; for television: the History channel’s epic, 12-part series “America: The Story of Us" and Marvel’s hit animated series “Wolverine and the X-Men”. They’ve also produced music used in the movie traliers such as: "Rogue One," Creed, The Hunger Games, Mad Max: Fury Road, True Detective, Game of Thrones "Doctor Strange," 

One of their most recent project has been for one the most successful motorsport franchises in the world, FORZA MOTORSPORT 7. The racing video game was developed by Turn 10 Studios and published by Microsoft Studios, and is the tenth installment in the Forza series. It was released on Microsoft Windows and Xbox One on October 3, 2017.  The game has earned high marks from around the gaming community including a rating of 8/10 from Gamespot, a 9.2/10 from IGN, and an 86 from Metacritic, 

In this episode, Mchael Nielsen and Kaveh Cohen talk about their musical journey from the symphonic scope of Forza Motosport 6 to the more “vintage rock” tone of Forza Motorsport 7.


02:13 - Track - FM6 Theme - “Forza Motorsport” (FM6)

05:08 - Track - Love of the Sport  (FM6)

05:54 - Track - From Flag to Flag (FM6)

07:10 - Track - Big Bang (FM7)

09:03 - Track - Dialed In (FM7)

11:03 - Track - Hanky Pank (FM7)

12:14 - Track - Lock It Up (FM7)


00:00 - Track - From Flag to Flag (FM6)

01:12 - Track - Big Bang (FM7)

18:43 - Track - FM6 Theme - “Forza Motorsport” (FM6)


The release of the original soundtrack for FORZA MOTORSPORT 7 is slated for release in December 2017 by Sumthing Music Works., the soundtrack for FORZA MOTORSPORT 6 is available digitally at and iTunes and is available to stream on Spotify.


You can hear more music and find out more about the composers at MICHAEL NIELSEN’S and KAVEH COHEN’S official site’s and

You can follow KAVEH COHEN on Twitter at and MICHAEL NIELSEN at


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