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Game Music Featured In Hollywood Bowl Concert

Zonk posted more than 9 years ago | from the great-music-of-our-hobby dept.

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Via Kotaku, the news that a Hollywood Bowl concert to be held on July 6th of this year will feature music from several AAA game titles, and will be performed by the Los Angeles Philharmonic. From the concert's set list: "Games scheduled to be included are: Halo, Metal Gear Solid, Warcraft, Tron, Myst"

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FROSTY PISS (-1, Troll)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#12275694)

FP!

Tron (1)

Meagermanx (768421) | more than 9 years ago | (#12275730)

Heh. Tron music: Beep Boop Bip.

Day in the sun. (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#12275795)

"Via Kotaku, the news that a Hollywood Bowl concert to be held on July 6th of this year will feature music from several AAA game titles, and will be performed by the Los Angeles Philharmonic. "

Of course. Music is music, with similiar goals across all genres. Just because it's for a game, doesn't mean it's bad.

bah! (1)

Further82 (720625) | more than 9 years ago | (#12275814)

Games scheduled to be included are: Halo, Metal Gear Solid, Warcraft, Tron, Myst

That ain't videogame music. Where's FF6 and Chrono Trigger? And none of that arranged shit either, 100% spc's baby!

Now I'm gonna turn the stereo up to 12 and kill Kefka, it will be ultimate.

Re:bah! (2, Interesting)

I(rispee_I(reme (310391) | more than 9 years ago | (#12276775)

I actually heard some music from Chrono Cross the other day on the weather channel, quite surprising.

Re:bah! (5, Funny)

Rob T Firefly (844560) | more than 9 years ago | (#12278042)

It frightens me wondering what sort of weather report that was played over. "60% chance of random encounters, followed by light showers."

Re:bah! (1)

Datamonstar (845886) | more than 9 years ago | (#12281197)

Funny, but encounters in Crono Trigger weren't random. You could avoid most of them.

Strange (2, Insightful)

elid (672471) | more than 9 years ago | (#12275818)

I wonder who came up with that selection. It really leaves out a lot of classics that are known for their music (think Zelda, FF3, FF7, etc.).

Re:Strange (1)

gl4ss (559668) | more than 9 years ago | (#12276259)

it leaves _ALL_ titles with music people really remember out.

but there's a reason for the selection.. probably was already composed/arranged for a full classical orchestra, made with big money for big money games so the job for the orchestra is easier, as the music is pretty regular classical movie track piece type of stuff(which, isn't that *bad* as a *soundtrack* for building suspense and triumphant fiilings after a win.. but as just music on it's own right it's boring). the selection is really boring and full of just regular ochestra music.. and I say this as someone who listens to game music remixes several hours per day!

though.. maybe the retro arcade classic would have pacman at least, I'd hope.

"A live concert event featuring full orchestra and choir performing music from the greatest video games, plus laser and light sequences, video clips, live characters, and a special segment dedicated to retro arcade classics! Games scheduled to be included are:
Halo®
Metal Gear Solid®
Warcraft®
Tron®
Myst®
Medal of Honor®
Tomb Raider®
Advent Rising®
Sonic The Hedgehog®
HeadHunter®
Beyond Good & Evil®"

FF music already taken by another show (2, Informative)

Blackwulf (34848) | more than 9 years ago | (#12276575)

The Final Fantasy music already has a touring symphony series called Dear Friends. I'm going to see the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra play music from Final Fantasy in late June, but local symphonies are playing the same program (with the same conductor) in Chicago, LA, and Boston I believe.

Re:FF music already taken by another show (1)

cgenman (325138) | more than 9 years ago | (#12277494)

As far as I know, there are no scheduled stops for either Dear Friends or More Friends in Boston. But please, if anyone knows of one, clue me in: I would love to go.

Re:FF music already taken by another show (1)

May Kasahara (606310) | more than 9 years ago | (#12287970)

There's one in Connecticut [bushnell.org] next month, which seems to be the only stop in the Northeast so far...

Re:Strange (1)

IntergalacticWalrus (720648) | more than 9 years ago | (#12278693)

"I wonder who came up with that selection."

I guess the answer would be: Americans. What, you were expecting music from Koji Kondo or Nobuo Uematsu?? Haha. (one wonders about the presence of Sonic the Hedgehog in this list though)

Seriously.. (1)

nekojin (855341) | more than 9 years ago | (#12276134)

Since when was Tron a AAA title?

Re:Seriously.. (1)

AHumbleOpinion (546848) | more than 9 years ago | (#12276647)

Since when was Tron a AAA title?

About 1982.

Re:Seriously.. (1)

FidelCatsro (861135) | more than 9 years ago | (#12279118)

I loved the light cycles (and still do) but i can't for the life of me remember any of music from any tron game ...
I loved metal gear solid games too , again another game the music totaly slips my mind
The same goes for warcraft and halo (except i didnt think halo was nearly as good as the other)
These are almost all exceptional games with forgetable music.
Im not saying they didn't have exceptional scores (insert pun here later about overrated scores as in points) i just don't really remember them.
Games like The legend of zelda on the other hand are cemented in my memory alongside the music , Doom aswell and mario gamesetc

Re:Seriously.. (1)

pnice (753704) | more than 9 years ago | (#12281114)

i can't for the life of me remember any of music from any tron game

I'll help you out with the Tron thing:

Do do dee
Do do dee
Do do dee do Deee do do do
do do dee
do do dee
do do dee do Deee do do do

I think I could pick out music from Halo if I heard it in concert. I'm humming it now. I can't believe people don't remember music from Sonic The Hedgehog. I'd say that one is about as planted in my memory as Super Mario Brothers.

Re:Seriously.. (1)

FidelCatsro (861135) | more than 9 years ago | (#12281383)

;) i could play all the music from about every sonic game on keyboard if you give me 5 minutes to work it out , i didnt notice sonic was on the list .

Re:Seriously.. (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#12279934)

I think they're actually referring to Tron 2.0, which was released a bit ago. That may have actually had some music in it. And it was clearly an AAA title.

New Trend? (3, Interesting)

Anonymous Cumshot (859434) | more than 9 years ago | (#12276201)

Are we seeing a new trend of appreciation for videogame music here on slashdot? In the past week there has been at least three articles on the topic.

First Nintendo Acapella [slashdot.org] , then the Video Game Pianist [slashdot.org] , now this.

I for one welcome our new video-game-music-appreciating overlords.

Re:New Trend? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#12277952)

Where is the Hubbard love though? :(

Myst music... (2, Interesting)

Capt'n Hector (650760) | more than 9 years ago | (#12276666)

Some of the music from the original Myst was amazing. Anybody know if it was original to the game? If so, kudos to the composer (and if not, kudos too I guess...)

Re:Myst music... (3, Informative)

Zathras26 (763537) | more than 9 years ago | (#12276684)

Yes, it was original to the game. One of the Millers (I can't remember which one) composed all of it. There's a bit about it in the QuickTime movie that was included with the original "Myst" CD. Originally, they weren't going to include any music at all because they were afraid "it would make the game sound too much like Super Mario Brothers", but when they finally tried one or two tracks, they realized it worked really well.

Re:Myst music... (1)

Mithrandir3791 (447811) | more than 9 years ago | (#12277840)

The music from Myst is great, but Riven's is even better. I have both soundtracks and I listen to them regularly. Riven's is especially good to listen to in the car while you're driving down and dark and creepy road. It makes the drive so much more exciting.

Game music appreciation: reqs. heavy nostalga (1)

MilenCent (219397) | more than 9 years ago | (#12276753)

There have been several game soundtrack concerts, especially in Japan but slowly more in the U.S. too. In the States however, these tend to be playings to people who have fond, childhood memories of these games, of which these concerts serve as a kind of recognition. In return, some games now have full orchestral arrangements (Smash Bros Melee's soundtrack is almost a concert in itself.)

This concert will likely not be as popular because the only game on the list with sizable nostalgia factor is Sonic the Hedgehog, and even then it remains to be seen if they'll use the "classic" version of the tunes (Sonic 1 and 2) or the worse update (Sonic 3 on). For all these games' triple-A-ness (which is debatable for some of them), no one thinks of them when it comes to game music.

Mechwarrior II (3, Insightful)

EasyBakeBarbie (877128) | more than 9 years ago | (#12276984)

The Mechwarrior II seriers from Activision gets my vote for best video game sound track ever. (Although WoW is pretty dang good) These techno/tribal tunes really helped to set a mood better than any game prior to it, IHMO. And I believe it still holds true today. Actually, I have the sound tracks on my IPOD and listen to them quite regularly. True, they lost something in the 2nd and 3rd installments of the game, but still top notch. ~T.D.~

Re:Mechwarrior II (1)

qengho (54305) | more than 9 years ago | (#12278087)


The Mechwarrior II seriers from Activision gets my vote for best video game sound track ever....These techno/tribal tunes really helped to set a mood better than any game prior to it, IHMO.

Ever listen to the Quake 1 soundtrack [emptyfree.com] , by Trent Reznor? Talk about setting a mood...

Re:Mechwarrior II (1)

Strider_Hiryu (875413) | more than 9 years ago | (#12280345)

There was only one good song on that Track. Now the Unreal Tournament soundtrack, that is pure love right there.

Re:Mechwarrior II (1)

Pxtl (151020) | more than 9 years ago | (#12287277)

Nobody giving any love for Descent II? That was one of the very first titles to have a CD audio soundtrack. The songs were all very experimental industrial music. A few were crap (particularly the one by Ogre from Skinny Puppy) but a few were friggin' awesome.

Re:Mechwarrior II (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#12281039)

Best soundtrack ever was Tribes II. But that's only because I replaced all of the songs with Charlie Parker songs. They actually fit the mood of the game better than the wretched techno that it tried to foist upon me.

Where's the Doom music? (1)

DocSavage64109 (799754) | more than 9 years ago | (#12278658)

I have yet to play a game with such mezmerizing notes and tones as the original Doom music through the midi chipset on a Soundblaster 16.

Re:Where's the Doom music? (1)

Erbo (384) | more than 9 years ago | (#12283650)

It sounded even better on a real wavetable synth card like the Sound Blaster AWE32. Most evocative, I think, was the music from E2M7 and E3M7, supposedly entitled, "Waltz of the Demons." (see this WP article [wikipedia.org] ).

No Donkey Kong? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#12280655)

How come there's no Donkey Kong (the original) in there? Man, talk about great music. Get the tubas playing the main line and, um, well, okay maybe that's why...That's all there is to it...

Furthering the cause (1)

Datamonstar (845886) | more than 9 years ago | (#12281330)

This is good. It's puttting VG music into the spotlight even more-so. As an aspiring composer I see this as a good thing, perhaps directing us towards the VG Grammy. If enough people come to realise that it's a worthy extention of the musical artform, then we may have such a thing in the near future.

Overclocked Remix (1)

darkmayo (251580) | more than 9 years ago | (#12282108)

If no one has posted this site (which pretty sure gets linked every time video game music gets mentioned) then I'll do so http://www.ocremix.org/ [ocremix.org] Tons of great video game songs, remixed with different themes.

My, Earth really is full of things! (1)

CoffeeJedi (90936) | more than 9 years ago | (#12283560)

what? no love for Katamari Damacy?
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