Did you catch the WBUR story about Video Game Orchestra? The orchestra is a collection of students/alumni from Boston’s music colleges who arrange and perform music composed for video games. The 90-piece orchestra, led by Berklee alum Shota Nakama, is performing Thurs. March 5 at the Berklee Performance Center in Boston, at 8 PM.
Anyway, along with introducing the Video Game Orchestra, the story explores how writing music for video games is gaining appeal for composers (Berklee students actually convinced the school to create a course on it), how the Northeast is a stronghold of video game design, and how at least one of the industry’s leading composers, Lennie Moore, is a Berklee alum.
What struck me was the reminder that, with a little out-of-the-box thinking, new avenues to apply your art are there to be found, not only for composers but artists of all disciplines.
Have any of you found unusual applications for your work or unique opportunities in newer media?
Video: from Video Game Orchestra’s performance of SNAKE EATER from “Metal Gear Solid 3.”
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