Yu-Peng Chen of HOYO-MiX composed the game’s original score, which was performed by the London Philharmonic Orchestra, the Shanghai Symphony Orchestra, and the Tokyo Philharmonic Orchestra. The approach to creating the soundtrack is to immerse players within the game, and provide emotional and beautiful melodies. Based upon a foundation of Western music, the score also has regional and cultural influences added depending upon the region. For example, in Mondstadt Chen used woodwind instruments to reflect Mondstadt’s association with wind and freedom. In contrast, the battle themes use polyphony and other composing techniques, as well as mimicking orchestrion elements from composers such as Beethoven. Several soundtrack albums featuring music about characters and regions of the game have been released periodically. For his work on the soundtrack Chen was awarded the “Outstanding Artist—Newcomer/Breakthrough” at the 2020 Annual Game Music Awards. In an interview published in April 2021 Chen expressed interest in releasing the soundtracks on CD, as well as hosting concerts in the future. The first concert was held virtually on October 3, 2021, titled “Melodies of an Endless Journey” and featured multiple bands and an orchestra performing various soundtracks from the game. A second virtual concert was held on February 4, 2022, titled “Reflections of Spring” featuring the Shanghai Symphony Orchestra performing soundtracks from the Liyue region.

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