THE BANNER SAGA Soundtrack, Featuring Dallas Winds, Set for 5/13 Release

THE BANNER SAGA Soundtrack, Featuring Dallas Winds, Set for 5/13 Release

GRAMMY-nominated,*BAFTA-winning composer Austin Wintory created an earthy, multi-layered orchestral score for the single player role-playing tactical game THE BANNER SAGA from Stoic Studios, currently available on PC and Mac. The soundtrack score features the Dallas Winds (America's Premier Windband), recorded by GRAMMY-winning engineer Keith O. Johnson and the Reference Recordings team at the Meyerson Symphony Center in Dallas, TX. In addition the score features a trio of famous YouTube soloists: vocalists Malukah and Peter Hollens, and violinist Taylor Davis. The soundtrack is set for worldwide CD release on May 13, 2014.

Austin Wintory is an American composer who has scored over 40 feature films, a dozen video games, and numerous concert works. In 2012 he received A GRAMMY nomination for 'Best Score Soundtrack for Visual Media' (the first ever for a video game) for the game soundtrack from "Journey." His film efforts include the scores to the 2009 Sundance hit "Grace", as well as the 2008 Sundance Audience Award winner "Captain Abu Raed", which put Wintory on the short list as a contender for the Academy Awards for "Best Original Score." He was also nominated by the International Film Music Critics Association for "Breakout Composer of the Year."

THE BANNER SAGA is the first-ever video game soundtrack recording from independent audiophile label Reference Recordings, on its FRESH! from RR series.

Multi-faceted, multi-media composer Austin Wintory and Reference Recording's Chief Engineer, audio wizard, inventor and entertainment technologist Keith O. Johnson have combined their talents in the production of the official soundtrack for The Banner Saga video game created by Stoic Studios.

Austin's previous game score, Journey, is noteworthy as the first video game soundtrack nominated for a Grammy (2013), charting in the Billboard Magazine Top 200 and iTunes.

Keith O. 'Prof.' Johnson is a Grammy Award winning engineer, Audio Engineering Society Silver Medalist and sonic legend, having designed and patented many innovative products in the professional and consumer audio fields.