Christophe Heral and Billy Martin Talk Rayman Legends on Top Score

by Emily Reese
March 6, 2014

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Composers Billy Martin and Christophe Héral. (Billy Martin & Christophe Héral)

Christophe Héral and Billy Martin collaborated on their second Rayman game: Rayman Legends.

It's a winning collaboration, because the music for Rayman Legends is fantastic. Listening to the soundtrack makes me giggle both for how clever it is and how silly the music sounds.

Billy lives in LA. Christophe lives in France. The orchestra is in Macedonia.

Billy sent his scripts overseas for Christophe to supervise the recording of Billy's music.

Christophe and Billy each played several instruments as well — Billy recorded all his own guitar, saxophone and flute parts. You can hear Billy in this track:

Christophe plays ukulele, whistles and sings. Hear him here:

Christophe references a lot of famous classical melodies throughout the score. You'll hear quotes of Wagner's "Ride of the Valkyries" (more of a reference to the film Apocalypse Now) and nods to Stravinksy's Rite of Spring and The Firebird.

If you're in the Boston area, come meet Billy and me at the "Maestros of Video Games" panel at PAX East in the Boston Convention Center on Saturday, April 12th at 12:30 pm ET.

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