Video Game music destined for Orchestival’s first ever SCORE concert

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The lakeside backdrop of Bath and West Showground will play home to Orchestival 2014, an event that looks to take concert goers on a musical journey.

As part of this, the event will mark the first ever SCORE concert in the UK which will see The Philharmonia Orchestra play music plucked from that composed for the video game industry.

That will span from the reworked, retro 8-bit sounds of the Commodore 64 and the 16-bit music of Sonic The Hedgehog, suites that draw upon the iconic Super Mario and The Legend of Zelda themes, while Final Fantasy’s exquisite scores will also soar. More modern compositions from Assassin’s Creed IV – Black Flag, L.A. Noire, Beyond: Two Souls and The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim will also feature.

Dutch composer Joris de Man, who won the first ever Ivor Novello Award for a video game soundtrack with Killzone 2, will provide a talk on the importance of sound design in video games in the Talk tent just before the SCORE concert and performance of his music.

Orchestival takes place between Saturday 19th – Sunday 20th July 2014 at the Bath and West Showground in Somerset. Tickets may be purchased here.

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After starting out with a Yellow Game Boy and a copy of Donkey Kong Land, Alex once hid in his room to play The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time one Christmas. Now he shares his thoughts on Nintendo Insider, keeping track of everything to do with Nintendo.

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