Video Games Live Nets 90-Minute PBS Concert Special
Video games have come a long way, and next to visual advancements, the strides taken in the realm of music and sound have been most significant in the industry.
This is why we have Video Games Live, and pretty soon, they will make their national premiere on PBS. As announced at their official site, they will be performing an "unprecedented lineup of the world's most beloved video game franchises" in a 90-minute Video Games Live special. Musical pieces from the likes of Mario, Zelda, Sonic, Halo, Final Fantasy, Castlevania, God of War, StarCraft, and others will be featured, along with a "musical journey through Classic Gaming." The concert will air on July 31 and run throughout August on PBS stations, and the CD and DVD/Blu-Ray will also be available in North America exclusively through PBS until November 1. The CD will let you listen to no less than 16 musical performances and the DVD/Blu-Ray features over three full hours of bonus material, including "additional and extended music segments, composer and game developer interviews, exclusive game trailers," and more. Said veteran video game composer and Video Games Live CEO/Executive Producer Tommy Tallarico:
"I’m hoping that this project will have a very positive impact on the perception of video games by the non-gaming world. The reason we created Video Games Live over eight years ago was to prove to the world how culturally significant and artistic video games have become. The goal was to create a show for everyone whether they play games or not. The fact that all of the game publishers have come on board with this project to help our mission says a lot about the future of gaming and how much they believe in Video Games Live."
And here's a four-minute promo trailer from PBS:
6/7/2010 10:58:22 AM Ben Dutka