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St. Paul, Minn. —
In Murdered: Soul Suspect, your character is a ghost. He's been murdered, and haunts a town trying to discover who killed him.
Jason Graves used a string quartet and a lot of percussion to create an eerie, sonic world for the game.
My favorite part? Graves played most of the string parts himself. He hired players from the North Carolina Symphony for the melodic, beautiful writing. However, for the bulk of the textural writing, he played violin, viola, cello and bass himself.
The score is percussive at times, but Graves includes many hauntingly beautiful moments that give the full score a rounded, complete feel.
Graves says the developers started the game over from scratch a few times, giving him the opportunity to find just the right sound for Murdered.
'Butterfly' flutist makes finals in flute competition
Yukie Ota, the flutist who earned attention and admiration for her poise in a competitive performance after a butterfly landed on her brow, has made the finals in the very same flute competition. You can watch the finals live online.