The Evolution of Video Game Music
Friday - May 07, 2004
Susan Carpenter of the LA Times has written a great article entitled
Video Game Music a Big-time Business
(subscription). It seems this Monday's presentation of Nobuo Uematsu's music (known best for his composition of "Final Fantasy" soundtracks), as performed by Leonard Bernstein, Antonín Dvorák, and the Los Angeles Philharmonic, sold out in one day, and tickets for the Disney Hall performance are now fetching $800 a pop on Ebay. This led Carpenter to ask, "What's the fuss?". Her answer comes in the form of an interesting breakdown of the evolution of video game music and how it is now intertwined with what is "mainstream". Check it out.
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