Black Swan's Clint Mansell Composing Mass Effect 3's Soundtrack

By Colin Tan on February 10, 2011, 5:20PM EDT
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Mass Effect 3 will have a new composer working on its soundtrack and that new composer is none other than Black Swan's Clint Mansell. Described as "one of modern cinema's most expressive and inventive soundtrack composers," Mansell has been credited with plenty of your favourite movies like Requiem for a Dream, The Wrestler and most recently Black Swan.

In an interview with The Quietus, Mansell described the experience of working on a title like Mass Effect 3 to be "more like a DJ," where the score reacts according to what the player is doing.

"You've got the holding pattern, then the big explosion where you need the score to kick in," he says. "Then you need to take it off on a tangent. You've got all these different elements that change depending on what the player does. You have to figure out an overall symphony, but be able to break it down into component parts. You can bring the pain when required."

Mass Effect 3 marks the conclusion of the epic sci-fi adventure from BioWare and will be out this holiday season on PC, PS3 and Xbox 360.

Source: Joystiq

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