Thursday, September 9, 2010

TOM CLANCY'S "H.A.W.X 2" scored by Tom Salta


Original soundtrack features new dynamic themes, a Russian choir, Middle-Eastern instrumentation, and high-flying action and stealth music.

New York, September 8, 2010 - Award-winning composer and music producer Tom Salta, who scored the action-packed orchestral music score for Tom Clancy's H.A.W.X®, the first air-combat game set in the world-renowned Tom Clancy's video game universe, returns to provide an all-new music soundtrack for the sequel, Tom Clancy's H.A.W.X 2. Developed by Ubisoft's Bucharest studio, Tom Clancy's H.A.W.X 2 plunges fans into an explosive environment where they can become elite aerial soldiers in control of the world's most technologically advanced aircraft. Tom Clancy's H.A.W.X 2 is now available in North America for the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft and the PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system. For more information visit

From Moscow to the Persian Gulf, from the Arctic Circle to the Indian Ocean, Salta's dynamic original score for Tom Clancy's H.A.W.X 2 reflects the game's new multinational cinematic story narrative. It presents emotional, dynamic themes with rousing Russian choral chants, cinematic Middle-Eastern instrumentals, pulse-pounding combat music, and suspenseful covert ambience. The hybrid score was written, recorded and produced by Tom Salta; it features a live choir, electric guitar and solo acoustic performances with A-list musicians and vocalists from the New York Film Chorale.

"Tom Salta brought a new level of engagement to the story and gameplay of H.A.W.X 2 with this fantastic score," said Tom Clancy's H.A.W.X 2 Narrative and Creative Director Edward Douglas. "From large-scale orchestral and choral tracks to unexpected intimate moments, he truly takes the player on an international journey with this soundtrack. I would not want to work on another project without Tom helming the score."

Tom Salta is one of the most in-demand musical talents working in multimedia, including film, television, advertising, and (most notably) video games. His previous credits include the original scores for Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon: Advanced Warfighter® (GRAW was nominated for "Best Video Game Score" at the MTV Video Music Awards), the acclaimed sequel (Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon Advanced Warfighter® 2) and the live-action trailer for Tom Clancy™'s Ghost Recon Future Soldier™. Salta will deliver the keynote address for GameSoundCon at Columbia University in New York on October 2−3, 2010. For more information on Tom Salta, visit

Greg O'Connor-Read

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