BBC Proms with first video game concert

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A video game music concert will be part of this year’s Proms, the annual music festival held each summer at London’s Royal Albert Hall.

This is the first time the classical music festival has hosted a concert dedicated to game music – something that seemed a long time coming.

The event, titled Gaming Prom – From 8-Bit to Infinity, will be held at the Royal Albert Hall on Monday August 1st and will feature a new arrangement of music from Battlefield 2042 as originally composed by Hildur Guðnadóttir and Sam Slater was composed, performed by the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra.

Music from Dear Esther, composed by Jessica Curry, will also be included, as well as themes from Kingdom Hearts and Shadow of the Colossus. Here’s the link if you fancy tickets.

“Fantastic worlds, epic adventures, complex characters and great moral decisions – the universe of computer games is a natural partner for orchestral music, and in the 21st century inventive music that is currently being written for symphony orchestras,” wrote the BBC.

“In this first-ever Gaming Prom, Robert Ames – best known at the Proms for his explorations of sci-fi and electro-acoustic music – takes an electronically augmented Royal Philharmonic Orchestra on an odyssey from classic 1980s console titles to Jessica Curry’s Haunted Soundscapes /en_US/fbevents.js’); fbq(‘init’, ‘560747571485047’); fbq(‘init’, ‘738979179819818’); fbq(‘track’, ‘PageView’); window.facebookPixelsDone = true;window.dispatchEvent(new Event(‘BrockmanFacebookPixelsEnabled’));} window.addEventListener(‘BrockmanTargetingCookiesAllowed’, appendFacebookPixels);


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