Jeremy Soule, the composer for The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim’s award-winning music, posted a stern Facebook warning to fans following news of Skyrim concert in London.
“Concert? What concert???
Anyone that knows me also knows that I care passionately about the integrity of my music. Skyrim took years for me to compose and it was constructed very carefully. Today, I’m seeing reports of a concert of “Skyrim”. This is the first I’ve heard of it. For the record, this concert has nothing to do with me, nor are they are using any of my original scores. They had to transcribe whatever notation they are performing by ear from the recordings. This is a flawed process as transcriptions are always fraught with errors. To be sure, I don’t know who these people are and I don’t endorse a concert that is trading on my name and music that has absolutely no oversight or involvement on my part. For my fans, I just want you to know what you’re getting if you pay to attend this concert. Be wary.”
While Soule doesn’t outright tell his fans not to attend this concert, he has responded to almost every single comment on his Facebook post, repeatedly saying that he hopes the concert is good and that fans enjoy themselves if they do go, but he does not want to be associated with the music being performed. He also makes several interesting comments about The Elder Scrolls VI, saying he’ll be involved if Bethesda asks.
Skyrim was released five years ago this November and sold more than 20 million copies. Bethesda is releasing a remastered edition for the PC, Xbox One and PlayStation 4 on Oct. 28.