Some BioShock Music Sounds A Lot Like Parts of Classic Sci-Fi Movie 2001

Most people played through the first BioShock and probably didn’t hear anything familiar while ending their way through Rapture. But one reader’s sharp ears caught a sequence that sounds remarkably like one from the soundtrack of 2001: A Space Odyssey. Would you kindly listen and see what you think?

Reader Sam thought he heard echoes of “Jupiter and Beyond” from the 2001 soundtrack in the piece of BioShock music called “Dancers on a String.” He’s not the only one. YouTuber Jacob Tresner pointed out the similarity a few years ago:


I definitely hear kindred voicings in the rising string sections of each. What about you?

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