A concert featuring the music from The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim was announced recently, about which the composer Jeremy Soule doesn’t seem to be too pleased.
“Concert? What concert???” he said in a post on his official Facebook page. “Anyone that knows me also knows that I care passionately about the integrity of my music. Skyrim took years for me to compose and it was constructed very carefully. Today, I’m seeing reports of a concert of Skyrim. This is the first I’ve heard of it.”
Known as Skyrim in Concert, the event was announced by UK music promoter Senbla who has partnered up with Elder Scrolls makers Bethesda. Soule, however, says that he was never asked to be involved. “For the record, this concert has nothing to do with me, nor are they using any of my original scores,” he said. “They had to transcribe whatever notation they are performing by ear from the recordings. This is a flawed process as transcriptions are always fraught with errors. To be sure, I don’t know who these people are and I don’t endorse a concert that is trading on my name and music that has absolutely no oversight or involvement on my part. For my fans, I just want you to know what you’re getting if you pay to attend this concert. Be wary.”
Tickets for the concert don’t go live until tomorrow i.e. 4th October. The concert is scheduled to take place in London on 16th November, just two weeks after the release of The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim – Special Edition on Windows PC, Xbox One and PlayStation 4.
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