Join hosts Gene Turnbow and Susan Fox today on The Event Horizon here on SCIFI.radio as we welcome award-winning film, television and game composer Will Bates — composer for Ubisoft’s Far Cry 6.
Far Cry 6 from Ubisoft introduces new protagonist, Dani Rojas – a native attempting to flee the despotic regime in their home country of Yara.
“Thanks to Yara’s oppressive dictator, Antón Castillo (played by Giancarlo Esposito), Dani doesn’t get very far,” says Ubisoft host Youssef Maguid.
“Despite Antón’s ruthlessness, Dani’s unique ability to stay alive and fight back leads them right into the heart of the revolutionary group Libertad.”
It’s guerrilla warfare all the way in Far Cry 6 with a rag-tag band of allies and weapons made from just about anything you can lay your hands on.
Will Bates himself is an award-winning composer, multi-instrumentalist and founder of Fall On Your Sword.
Bates has scored a number of television series: Golden Globe & Emmy-nominated Netflix series Unbelievable, SyFy’s hit The Magicians, Hulu’s The Path, Chance and The Looming Tower, Away for Netflix, as well as NBC’s Rise.
Other projects include Sweetbitter on Starz, the George R.R. Martin series Nightflyers on Netflix, and the Hulu biographical documentary Hillary.
Will’s recent features include Michael Tyburski’s The Sound of Silence, the HBO documentary The Inventor: Out for Blood in Silicon Valley, and the horror-thriller Depraved.
Upcoming features include Michael Haussman’s Edge Of The World set in 19th century Borneo and Mike Cahill’s Bliss.
As a solo artist and multi-instrumentalist, Bates has recorded and toured around the globe under the name of his own post-punk band The Rinse and has collaborated with Electric Six front-man Dick Valentine as The Evil Cowards. As a saxophonist, Bates has collaborated with legendary artists ranging from 60’s icon Lulu to techno legend Marshall Jefferson. As a producer and composer, he has worked with a similarly diverse bunch including Mike Rutherford, Roy Ayers, Pussy Riot and Morcheeba’s Skye Edwards.
In 2007, Bates created the first of a series of videos under the name Fall On Your Sword. His videos quickly went viral on YouTube, racking up hits in the millions and an explosive FOYS live act soon followed. In 2009, Fall On Your Sword evolved into a music production company. Bates currently resides in Los Angeles, which is also the home of Fall On Your Sword’s west coast studio.
And here’s something else you probably didn’t know about Will Bates. He’s the one responsible for this:
This fannish earworm, Shatner on the Mount, hit around the same time SCIFI.radio was founded, and became an internet favorite among Star Trek fans. The video above, at this writing, has been seen almost 3 million times. Naturally, we’ve had it in our standard library playlist since forever, and it’s a favorite among our live DJ’s.
We’re honored to have the composer of this singularly unique song as one of our guests this evening on The Event Horizon.
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