Video game music. Full disclosure—I don’t know much about it. I don’t play video games. I can’t hum the tune from Angry Birds.
That said, I find the coverage of the new London Philharmonic Orchestra recording “The Greatest Video Game Music Ever” quite fascinating. When was the last time TechCrunch—a top technology blog—had an article about orchestras? Much less one with this enthusiasm for the form?
The comments include a spirited discussion of composers/music that should/should not have made it on to the disc. (“Spy Hunter? Hello?”)
Video game concerts have been making the orchestral rounds over the last few years, usually relegated to summer or Pops fare. What would happen if this passion was channeled into some of our “regularly scheduled programming”?