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David Housden's Soundtrack For 'Lost Words: Beyond The Page' Is An Emotional Journey


In Lost Words: Beyond the Page, Izzy deals with her grandmother's illness by writing her thoughts in her journal. As the game progresses and it's clear that her gran's illness is quite serious, Izzy's journal becomes an escape as she creates the fantasy world of Estoria. David Housden created a soundtrack that partners perfectly with this emotional story.

David says he looked to films by Pixar, Dream Works and Studio Ghibli for inspiration for the emotionally difficult experience young Izzy is going through.


To help with the process of writing music for orchestra, piano and voice, David tapped his good friend and fellow composer Gareth Coker and his team for orchestration. At Gareth's suggestion, David approached the developers with the possiblity of the outstanding Nashville Scoring Orchestra recording the soundtrack at Ocean Way Studios, something that really makes the music come alive. David also worked with wind virtuoso Kristin Naigus and classically trained singer Elizabeth Zharoff to add extra polish to the music.

David's soundtrack is available on Bandcamp, and a vinyl release is planned as well. 

Episode tracklist:

All tracks composed by David Housden, orchestrators include Gareth Coker and David Peacock; performed by the Nashville Scoring Orchestra; soloists include Kristin Naigus, winds and Elizabeth Zharoff, vocals; full credits on Bandcamp

Lost Words: Beyond the Page: A Writer Writes; Journal; Guardian of the Fireflies; Hope; Anger is a Gift; Fireflies and Stars; Dragon's Theme; Destruction; Land of the Djinn; New Beginnings

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Thanks to Dick Roberts for production assistance

Born in Madison, Wisconsin, Kate Remington joined WSHU in December of 2000, and she's been WSHU's Music Director since 2002.
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