Sid Meier’s Civilization VI just increased its pedigree by a great deal. 2K Games and Firaxis have announced that Christopher Tin will be returning to the series, composing the Civilization 6 theme. Tin was the composer for the Civ 4 theme, Baba Yetu, which is still the only piece of video game music to win a grammy award.
Titled ‘Sogno di Volare’ (The Dream of Flight), Tin had this to say about the new Civlization 6 theme, “I wanted to write a piece that captured the essence of exploration. Both the physical exploration of seeking new lands, but also the mental exploration of expanding the frontiers of science and philosophy.”
It seems like Tin has a firm grasp on what the Civilization series is all about. And with a track record that includes the iconic Baba Yetu, fans of the series are in really good hands so far.
But when will we be able to actually hear the new theme song? “The world premiere of ‘Sogno di Volare’ will take place at the Cadogan Hall in London, England, on July 19th,” reads a 2K Games press release. “Tin will be accompanied by Britain’s National Orchestra, The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, The Angel City Chorale (US), Prima Vocal Ensemble (UK) and Lucis (UK). Alongside the performance of ‘Sogno di Volare’ will be a rendition of ‘Baba Yetu’, making this event unmissable for any fan of the Civilization series.”
Tickets are available now right here. Civilization 6 hits PC on October 21st.