Michael Sweet | Walden, A Game (Original Game Soundtrack)

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Walden, A Game (Original Game Soundtrack)

by Michael Sweet

The original soundtrack from Walden, a game produced by the USC Game Innovation Lab.
Genre: Classical: Film Music
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1. I Went to the Woods
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2. Where I Lived, What I Lived For
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3. Here in the Woods
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4. Tonight, My Flute Echoes
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5. I Have Travelled Much in Concord
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6. Summer Is Gone Now
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7. The Bare Trees and Twigs
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8. A Sense of Solitude
2:44 $0.99
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9. To Be a Philosopher
1:48 $0.99
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10. Winter Is Arrived
3:39 $0.99
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11. The Hardest Month
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12. I Would That I Were Worthy
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13. The Mass of Men
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14. A Memorable Crisis
2:58 $0.99
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15. See the Spring Come In
4:16 $0.99
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16. I Left the Woods
1:10 $0.99
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17. More Day to Dawn
5:59 $0.99
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18. A Taste for the Beautiful
0:40 $0.99
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19. A Single Gentle Rain
1:17 $0.99
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20. The Ruts of Tradition
1:16 $0.99
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21. Looking at What Is to Be Seen
1:29 $0.99
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22. To Know What We Know
1:25 $0.99
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23. Necessaries of Life
0:54 $0.99
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24. A Certain Season of Our Life
1:42 $0.99
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25. And so the Seasons Went Rolling On
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


Album Notes
Walden, a game is a exploratory narrative of the life of American philosopher Henry David Thoreau during his experiment in self-reliant living at Walden Pond. The game begins in the summer of 1845 when Thoreau moved to the Pond and built his cabin there. The original soundtrack, composed by Michael Sweet, revolves around themes of transcendentalism, discovery and nature.

Website
https://www.waldengame.com/

Game Trailer
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OEJ_59hVPgw

About the Soundtrack
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8x38LqFI-V8

Players follow in Thoreau's footsteps, surviving in the woods by finding food and fuel and maintaining their shelter and clothing. At the same time, players are surrounded by the beauty of the woods and the Pond, which hold a promise of a sublime life beyond these basic needs. The game follows the loose narrative of his first year in the woods, with each season holding its own challenges for survival and possibilities for inspiration.

The audience for the game is broad: from experimental game players to lovers of Thoreau and Transcendental literature. As such, the game offers more opportunities for reflective play than strategic challenge. The piece has a subtle narrative arc, in homage to the original text, which is not an adventure of the body pitted against nature, but of the mind and soul living in nature over the course of a New England year.

Composed by Michael Sweet
Game Design and Direction by Tracy Fullerton

Recorded by John Weston at Futura Productions Roslindale MA
Assisted by Travis Karpak
http://www.futuraproductions.com

Recorded by John Escobar at the Shames Family Scoring Stage at Berklee College of Music
Assisted by Timothy Schwerdt, Zechun Kenneth Jin, Andres Abello
http://www.berklee.edu
Berklee Recording Coordination by Jeanine Cowen

Orchestrated by Louis Robert King
http://louisrobertking.com

Musician Contracting by Li Xiao'an
http://www.eastcoastscoring.com

Violins
Angel Valchinov, Nicole Parks, Margaritka Valchinova, Emily Mullaney, Katharina Giegling, Kyra Davies, Jieun (Sarah) Ping, Natalie Calma, Dana Ianculovici, Fariba Hunold, Subaiou Zhang

Violas
Sam Kelder, Eve Boltax, Foxman James, Oliver Chang, David Wallace

Cellos
Leo Eguchi, Kevin Crudder, Alan Toda-Ambaras

Flutes
Michael Avitabile, Arielle Burke

Clarinet
David Dziardziel, Alexis Lanz

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