December 15, 2006 - If you scored a PS3 and a copy of Untold Legends: Dark Kingdom, then you undoubtedly have experienced the immersive in-game musical score.
Composed by Laura Karpman, the score for the action RPG was recorded in Prague with the FILMharmonic Orchestra and Choir, with Karpman conducting. Additionally, the lyrics sung by the choir were adapted by Karpman from portions of the medieval poetry text "William Wallace" in Middle Scots, which was the literary source for the legend of Braveheart. Karpman wove the "poems" into the music as a way to complement the game's narrative.
said, "The score for Untold Legends: Dark Kingdom was beautifully composed and recorded, including a full live orchestra and choir," remarks Glenn Stafford, Audio Director for Untold Legends: Dark Kingdom at Sony Online Entertainment. "The recording is exceptionally high quality and was recorded in one of the most acoustically perfect concert halls in the world - the Rudolphinum in Prague, Czech Republic. The music enhances and highlights the dynamic and changing moods throughout the course of this intense action/adventure RPG game, and is wonderful to listen to on its own as well."
Karpman is a four-time Emmy award-winning composer who has scored music for Everquest II and Steven Spielberg's Taken television mini-series, among other projects. In addition to writing music for television and videogames, Karpman is an active member of the faculty of the UCLA School of Film and Television.