A live performance celebrating online game music at this yr’s BBC Proms is now obtainable to look at on-line.
The annual music competition is held every summer season in London’s Royal Albert Corridor, however that is the primary time the classical music competition has featured a live performance devoted to sport music.
The occasion – titled Gaming Promenade – From 8-Bit to Infinity – happened earlier this week, hosted by BBC gaming reporter Steffan Powell and Louise Blain, who hosts the superb Sound of Gaming podcast on BBC Sounds.
Had a blast presenting the primary ever online game music @bbcproms live performance on the Albert Corridor. It’s shifting, dramatic, stuffed with nostalgia – and on the telly later 👇🏻
BBC 4 📺 | 8pm 🕗
— Steffan Powell (@SteffanPowell) August 5, 2022
“For the primary time, the BBC Proms dedicates a complete live performance to gaming music,” the BBC explains. “Conductor Robert Ames leads the electronically enhanced Royal Philharmonic Orchestra on this specifically curated programme that takes audiences on a sonic journey from 8-bit to infinity.
“Nostalgia for millennials is assured because the live performance opens with two newly commissioned compositions that weave collectively Nineteen Eighties and Nineteen Nineties gaming music, from Chronos to Pokémon Crimson, in addition to immediately recognisable digital sound results.
“The plush orchestral scoring of Ultimate Fantasy VIII and Kingdom Hearts type the centre of the programme, which culminates within the European live performance premiere of Hildur Guðnadóttir and Sam Slater’s experimental rating for Battlefield 2042.”
To look at the present in full, head on over to the BBC iPlayer.