Posted on October 12 2018 by Matt Pederberg
The Legend of Zelda series has had a handful of composers writing the diverse scores throughout the years. From the very beginning with Koji Kondo, to the most recent composer of Breath of the Wild, Manaka Kataoka. But what if they were composed by somebody else?
What if the scores for future or past Zelda games were not written by classically trained composers, but rather contemporary artists, a different genre, or even just a different composer? How would it change the games or series as a whole?
If I could pick anyone to rescore a Zelda game, I would want Richard Vreeland (AKA Disasterpeace), who’s the composer of Hyper Light Drifter and It Follows, to redo Twilight Princess. I think Disasterpeace’s dark and gritty feel would fit the Twilight Realm very well. If I were to have anyone do the next Zelda game, I would pick Frederic Chopin (even though he’s dead!). I would love to hear a Zelda game scored in the wild yet soft style of this master pianist, almost along the lines of Breath of the Wild, but a little more involved.
What do you think? If you could have ANY artist, alive or dead, to compose or recompose any Zelda game, who would you choose? Let us know in the comments below!