Los Angeles, CA - April 29, 2010 - Inon Zur's award-winning music for the dark fantasy Role Playing Game Dragon Age™: Origins will be performed by the Malmö Symphony Orchestra at the "Joystick 3.0" symphonic video game music concert in Sweden on May 21st, 2010. The Joystick concert series currently holds the world record for a game music performance with an attendance of 17,000 at the first show in 2006. Tickets for the concert can be ordered from the Malmö Symphony Orchestra website www.mso.se.
"We are very pleased to invite the music from Dragon Age: Origins into our family of game music," said Joystick concert producer Orvar Safstrom. "Inon Zur's compositions transcend the genre, by not only enhancing the game's scenes but also by contributing unique and powerful elements to the overall atmosphere and storyline. Our audience is in for a real treat."
Dragon Age: Origins was recently honored with Best Original Song ("I Am The One") and nominated for Best Original Score at The Hollywood Music In Media Awards. The soundtrack album is available for download from popular digital music stores including iTunes and reached #1 on Amazon UK MP3 Soundtracks Chart in December, 2009.
Developed by leading video game developer BioWare, a division of Electronic Arts Inc., Dragon Age: Origins was named the "RPG of the Year" by Game Informer, G4, Spike TV, AOL.com, and PC Gamer and received over 30 "Best of 2009" awards from a wide range of respected media outlets around the world, including USAToday.com, CNN.com, MSNBC.com, The Associated Press, GameSpot, IGN, and many more. For more information about Dragon Age: Origins, visit www.dragonage.com.
BioWare develops high quality console, PC and online role-playing games, focused on rich stories, unforgettable characters and vast worlds to discover. Since 1995, BioWare has created some of the world's most critically acclaimed titles, including Baldur's Gate™, Neverwinter Nights™, Star Wars®: Knights of the Old Republic™, Jade Empire™ and Mass Effect™. BioWare operates in Edmonton (Alberta, Canada), Montreal (Quebec) and Austin (Texas). BioWare's announced projects include the dark heroic fantasy game Dragon Age: Origins, as well as Mass Effect 2™, the epic sequel to Mass Effect, and the story-driven massively multiplayer online game, Star Wars®: The Old Republic™. In 2008, BioWare was acquired by Electronic Arts, a leading global interactive entertainment publisher. For more information on BioWare, visit www.bioware.com; to join the millions of fans already registered on our community, go to social.bioware.com.
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