Video game music is a wonderful gateway to classical

 
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Check out a recent article about the comparison between video game music and 'classical' music over on Laced Records blog!

I discussed Final Fantasy Tactics as it relates to Prokofiev, and Saga Frontier II as it relates to John Adams.

The article features contributions composers Jessica Curry, Austin Wintory and Lloyd Coleman, podcaster Emily Reese, and the Videri String Quartet.

https://www.lacedrecords.com/blogs/news/video-game-music-is-a-wonderful-gateway-to-classical

Joe Hisaishi short piano medley

Unwinding from the visit to California and seeing Joe Hisaishi live in concert,  I wanted to put together a little sort of sketch/medley on piano with a few of his Ghibli themes and motifs.

Includes material from Princess Mononoke, Nausicaä, Ponyo, Spirited Away, Howl's Moving Castle - this was fun to weave together, though there are so many other themes I wish I could have included!

Click here for the cleaned up sheet music

"Animex LIVE presents Austin Wintory"

 
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I had the pleasure of working with composer Austin Wintory to orchestrate and arrange music for what’s sure to be an exciting and moving concert. Along with re-orchestrations of some of the music to fit in this particular live setting, listen out for an exciting orchestral arrangement of Monaco main theme "What’s Yours is Mine", and a full-orchestral version "We Will Not Be Forgotten" from The Banner Saga! Featuring the Cleveland Philharmonic Symphony at Middlesbrough Town Hall, Middlesbrough, England. Tickets and info here: http://animex.tees.ac.uk/live.cfm

Laced Records Interview

 

I had the opportunity to chat with Thomas Quillfeldt for Laced With Wax (Laced Records' blog). We talk about the video game music community, arranging music with the original composers involved, and other various aspects of my career so far.

Check it out here.