8/1/2016
Ashes of the Singularity OST and Galactic Civilizations III OST
are both available for purchase at the following:
Apple iTunes, Rhapsody, eMusic, MediaNet, Inprodicon, Tradebit, GreatIndieMusic, Amazon MP3, Groove, Spotify, 7digital, Deezer, 24-7, Omnifone, Google Music Store, iHeartRadio, Rumblefish, Slacker Radio, Shazam, Yandex, YouTube Music, Tidal, Akazoo, SoundExchange, 8tracks, Synctank, Kdigital, Kuack, AWA and kkdigital

Civilization Beyond Earth OST
is available for purchase at the following:
Apple iTunes, Spotify, and Amazon


7/1/2016
This website is going through some rather substantial updates. Please excuse any problems you may encounter. My goal is to get things up to date with all projects I have been involved with over the past 3 years. I will be adding lots of new music and other information that may be of interest to fans of my music and sound design.
- Michael Curran

3/31/2016
Ashes of the Singularity
is Released
Michael Curran: Lead Audio Design, Composer
Geoff Knorr: Composer
Richard Gibbs: Composer
Ian Smith: Audio Design

5/14/2015
Galactic Civilizations III is Released
Michael Curran: Lead Audio Design, Composer
Geoff Knorr: Composer
Mason Fisher: Composer, Audio Design
Ian Smith: Audio Design


2/21/2015
Civilization Beyond Earth Soundtrack WINS IFMCA
BEST ORIGINAL SCORE for a Video Game or Interactive Medium!

Civilization Beyond Earth OST recieves more award nominations!
2015 ASCAP Composersí Choice Awards nominate Civilization Beyond Earth Soundtrack for 2014 VIDEO GAME SCORE OF THE YEAR
Michael Curran, Geoff Knorr, Grant Kirkhope, Griffen Cohen

The Cue Awards nominates CIvilization Beyond Earth Original Soundtrack for 4 different awards!
BEST VIDEO GAME SCORE
Michael Curran, Geoff Knorr, Grant Kirkhope, Griffen Cohen
BEST OVERALL SCORE
Michael Curran, Geoff Knorr, Grant Kirkhope, Griffen Cohen
BEST THEME
"New Beginning Theme" (Civilization: Beyond Earth) by Geoff Knorr
CUE OF THE YEAR
"The Future of Mankind" (Civilization: Beyond Earth) by Geoff Knorr

2/6/2015
Civilization Beyond Earth Soundtrack nominated by
INTERNATIONAL FILM MUSIC CRITICS ASSOCIATION (IFMCA) for
BEST ORIGINAL SCORE FOR A VIDEO GAME OR INTERACTIVE MEDIUMin 2014
The International Film Music Critics Association will announce the winners of the 11th IFMCA Awards on February 19, 2015.

11/23/2014:
Civilization Beyond Earth soundtrack review in Game Music Online
"a must-have score for those who are attracted to sweeping epics, both in games and in film… The score is a seriously impressive one: vast, epic, and beautifully executed.Ē
Emily McMillan - Game Music Online


10/24/2014:
Civilization Beyond Earth released today! Announcement of Original Soundtrack release on Amazon, iTunes, Google Play and Spotify

10/17/2014:
Civilization Brave New World OST receives multiple awards from Game Music Online

"Best Soundtrack - Orchestral / Cinematic" Runner Up

"Outstanding Production - Game Publisher" Brave New World OST sited as contributing to Take-Two Interactive winning this award

"Outstanding Contribution - Ensemble" Nomination
Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University Choir - Scramble for Africa (Civilization V: Brave New World)


10/17/2014:
Press Announcement of my move to Stardock Entertainment


10/16/2014:
Review of the Civilization Beyond Earth OST in Movie Music UK "...one of the most impressive game scores I have heard in quite some time"

10/13/2014:
Itís been over a year since I last updated my website, and with the coming release of Civilization Beyond Earth later this month, it is long overdue. Itís been an incredible year for me to say the least. Following the release of Civilization V: Brave New World, I began work on Civilization Beyond Earth as lead audio designer and composer. I worked on that game up until March of this year, when I left Firaxis Games to become the Audio Director for Stardock. Having worked with Firaxis for over 11 years, it was a very difficult decision to make. Firaxis gave me the opportunity and privilege of working on some of the greatest games of all time! It was a wonderful place to grow as a composer and sound designer and I will always be grateful to them, and to those I had the privilege to work with there.

Here at Stardock, there is much to do creating audio for all of their great games. I am currently working on Galactic Civilizations 3, Sorcerer King, and a few other unannounced projects. I have reunited with an old colleague, Ian Smith, who worked with me on Civilization 5 and is now assisting me on some of the Stardock games. I also continue to work with Geoff Knorr who composed much of the music for GalCiv3.

Iíll be posting more soon, mostly catching up on all that has happened over the past year, including some reviews and awards for Brave New World, and of course more news on the release of Civilization Beyond Earth!


7/9/2013:
Sid Meier's Civilization® V: Brave New World, the second expansion pack for the award-winning Civilization V, released today! Over one hour of new original music by Michael Curran and Geoff Knorr will be included in the game! Check out my new music here and Geoff's new music on his website, geoffknorr.com

3/24/2013:
Coming Soon! Sid Meier's Civilization® V: Brave New World, the second expansion pack for the award-winning Civilization V, is currently in development and will be released this summer. Over one hour of new original music by Michael Curran and Geoff Knorr will be included in the game!

3/24/2013:
A new review of Civilization V: Gods and Kings Original Soundtrack is now published at Square Enix Music

6/19/2012:
Civilization V Gods and Kings release date! New music is posted!

5/19/2012:
Play! A Video Game Symphony with the Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra. A suite of music from Civilization V will be performed. 2:00pm and 8:00pm, Epcor Centre's Jack Singer Concert Hall, Calgary, Alberta Canada.

5/18/2012:
Play! A Video Game Symphony with the Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra. A suite of music from Civilization V will be performed. 8:00pm, Epcor Centre's Jack Singer Concert Hall, Calgary, Alberta Canada.

4/29/2012:
A suite of Civilization V music will be performed by Gamer Symphony Orchestra at The Smithsonian American Art Museum in the Kogod Courtyard at 3:00pm.

12/3/2011:
A new suite of Civilization V music will be performed by Gamer Symphony Orchestra. 2:00pm, Dekelboum Concert Hall in the Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center at the University of Maryland

7/8/2011:
Play! A Video Game Symphony comes to the National Symphony and Chorus. A suite of music from Civilization V will be performed. 8:30pm, Wolf Trap; Vienna, VA.

6/22/2011:
A second night of Play! A Video Game Symphony by the Seattle Symphony. 8pm, Benaroya Hall.

6/21/2011:
Play! A Video Game Symphony comes to the Seattle Symphony. A suite of music from Civilization V will be performed. 8pm, Benaroya Hall.



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