My Creative Goal for the Music:
This is a video game track for a haunted ancient city,once powerful but abandoned thousands of years ago, inhabited by ghosts. The city is inspired by ancient Mesopotamian cities.
It begins with creepy low male choir notes with the percussion, and a Middle Eastern string instrument. I used both Middle East percussion and Hawaiian percussion to give it an exotic feel and sound to it. I also used a cello with tremelo to add tension. The track picks up with a majestic tone with a French horn section and cymbals that reflect the city’s former power. I doubled the sound of the French horns with a knotweed flute and bassoon. The track ends with a spooky ethereal tune played with women’s choir. I used Garritan Personal Orchestra and Garritan World Instruments for all the instruments and percussion and Soundirion Olympus Micro Choir for the choir.