The Music of Stasis

The Music of Stasis

Listen to excerpts from the musical world created by composer Mark Morgan for the upcoming sci-fi horror adventure Stasis, in development by Christopher Bischoff

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Stasis Developer Taps Mark Morgan to Write the Score; Support Added for Mac - November 13, 2013

The following appears in the August newsletter from Christopher Bischoff, developer of Stasis:

Music is incredibly important to me. While I’m usually an I-can-do-it-on-my-own person, I knew that having the perfect music for Stasis would mean having to find a pro.

One of the main goals of the Kickstarter campaign was to bring on a professional composer to translate the Stasis world and story into music. That is way easier to say than do!

When Mark Morgan asked to be a part of the project I almost fell off my chair. It’s no secret that the Fallout series was a transformative experience for me when I was younger; to have Fallout’s composer work on this little project of mine...well, I was more than a little intimidated!

From the get-go, Mark and I shared the same vision for the sound of Stasis. The main sounds of the game come from John’s surroundings (you know who John is by now!) but the music comes from within. It’s his experience – his personal story – that is being told through the score. Mark instantly understood what I was trying to put across and has created a haunting internal score.

The idea was to have a strong melody base around a lullaby. Creepy, huh? There are early leanings towards this idea in the trailers, as well as in the opening piano music in the Alpha (played by me when I was in my I-can-do-it-on-my-own stage). Mark took this concept and created a beautiful melody that we are using as a foundation for the score.

Instead of focusing on scene-based music, we’re using the score to accentuate John’s emotions. HOPE, FEAR, TERROR: these are the central themes for the music of Stasis – the skeleton that everything hangs off of.

I’m incredibly proud to give you a small glimpse into the musical world that Mark has created.

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