Winifred Philips, the composer behind Assassin’s Creed III: Liberation, has picked up the gong for Best Original Vocal Song – Choral at the Game Audio Network Guild awards.
As reported by Forbes, Philips scooped up the award for her work on Liberation’s ‘Main Theme.’
“The music was inspired mostly by the main character of the game, Aveline de Grandpré, who embodied her heritage as a daughter of an 18th century French aristocrat and an African slave,” commented Philips.
“What makes Aveline so remarkable is the way in which she reconciles these two contrasting influences and uses them to her advantage. One of my goals as a composer was to represent her character using music, so I knew it was important to find ways for African rhythms and instruments to coexist with the French Baroque style.
“In particular, the more lively string orchestral techniques worked surprisingly well in combination with the bright open chords and driving rhythms of traditional African music. I wanted to make the two musical influences feel balanced and complementary to each other.”
ACIII: Liberation was released in 2012 as a PlayStation Vita exclusive. Read our review of the portable stealth-action title here.
When you’re done with that, be sure to have a listen to the award-winning Main Theme below.