Game Makers Podcast – Einar Selvik on the Music of Assassin’s Creed Valhalla
Norwegian musician Einar Selvik, known for his band Wardruna and his work on the History Channel series “Vikings,” is one of three composers who worked on the soundtrack of Assassin’s Creed Valhalla. Selvik focused on the in-game skaldic music players can hear in the world of Valhalla.
Selvik is well-versed in ancient Nordic music: he incorporates historical instruments like the tagelharpa and the lur, old Norse poetry, and traditional nordic rhythms in his music. When asked about the balance between these authentic elements and more modern musical techniques and sensibilities, Selvik says it’s important for him to combine the old and the new.
“I make music for the living, not the dead,” Selvik explains.
Jan 13, 2021 at 10:14