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Video Game Composer Austin Wintory Makes Grammy History

image from hw1.pa-cdn.comFor the first time in Grammy history the full soundtrack of a videogame soundtrack has been nominated for an award. Composer Austin Wintory's sountrack for the wildly popular game Journey has been nominated for Best Score Soundtrack For Visual Media, alongside The Adventures of Tintin - The Secret of the Unicorn, The Artist, The Dark Knight Rises, The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo and Hugo and film soundtrack heavy weights like John Williams, Hans Zimmer and Trent Reznor.

"My hope for this Grammy nomination is that would shine a light on the amazing work being done by colleagues in the gaming industry who have been doing terrific work for a long time now," Wintory told ThatVideoGaeBlog.

"Why I ended up being the lucky one to have this spotlight fall on my work, I don’t know, but my hope is that it’s a spotlight on games themselves and not specifically on me. BioShock, for example, is one of many scores that deserves wide spread recognition."

 

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