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It all started in February 2003. Uematsu produced "The Black Mages," an album composed of FINAL FANTASY battle music arranged in rock style. He formed a group called The Black Mages and performed as the keyboardist himself.



What is Video Games Live?
The first major U.S. video game music concert tour is finally here! Think music concert, theatrical stage show, and interactive video game all wrapped into one!

Video Games Live will feature the best music and video clips from the most popular games from the beginning of video gaming to the present. Games include:

Mario™, Zelda®, Halo®, Metal Gear Solid®, Warcraft®, Myst®, Final Fantasy®, God of War™, Kingdom Hearts, Castlevania®, Medal of Honor™, Sonic™, Tron, Tomb Raider®, Advent Rising, Headhunter, Beyond Good & Evil™, Splinter Cell®, Ghost Recon™, Rainbow Six®, EverQuest® II and a special retro Classic Arcade Medley featuring over 20+ games from Pong® to Donkey Kong® including such classics as Dragon's Lair, Tetris, Frogger, Gauntlet, Space Invaders & Outrun!

It will be a stellar event, which includes performances of the music, video and specially designed laser and light sequences showcasing over 50 different games in a wide variety of styles. Also included of course, is a special segment focusing on retro arcade classics!

This touring event will include a retrospective segment from the beginning of the video game era up to the present, several segments with game footage on three giant video screens, handheld cameras showing orchestra, and character close-ups. There will also be an interactive segment where selected audience members will actually play a game live onstage while the orchestra plays the music.

Hear your favorite video game music played live for the first time ever right in front of your ears by a full orchestra and choir.

See exclusive footage of your favorite games set to music on 3 giant interactive video screens.

Theatrical Stage Show
Certain segments will include live action with special effects and a fully designed
laser and light show synchronized with music and video.

An Interactive Video Game
A handful of lucky audience members will be selected to come up on stage and actually play a video game while the orchestra plays interactively with them!

Pre-Show Festival
Each show features meet and greets with top composers and game designers in select cities as well as a costume event prior to the show.



LAY! features award-winning music from a catalogue of blockbuster video game titles.
Says producer Jason Michael Paul: "We are working with distinguished orchestras that are concerned with providing quality programming for their fans all over the world. They all know about the success of our previous productions and are extremely pleased with the idea of presenting PLAY!.".

PLAY! features around 20 titles in total, following the tradition of Dear Friends-Music from FINAL FANTASY by highlighting memorable moments of the games, showing the orchestra performing and soloists playing as well.



Gameboyzz Orchestra Project is an experimental sound - visual project, basing on the use of GameBoy console as a music instrument. Main assumption of project's authors is to create new sound space on the base of tones generated live from console during the performance.

Group is active since 2001, currently with six players.

Совмещение игры с музыкальным инструментом - Mr.Pac-Man выдает при помощи игрока джазовые импровизации...

Pac-Mondrian closes the perceptual distance between fine art and video games by combining Piet Mondrian's Modernist masterpiece 'Broadway Boogie Woogie' with Toru Iwatani's classic video game Pac-Man.


Программы для "выдирания" музыки из игр: bim.km.ru/gap/

http://www.cubemediaplayer.com/ - выдирает из дисков Playstation, XBOX,

http://www.gamemusic.com/ - магазин по продаже дисков с саундртеками из игр... их хит-парад выгядел на начало 2006 года следующим образом:

1. Final Fantasy VII
2. Kingdom Hearts
3. Dracula
4. Katamari Damacy
5. Final Fantasy Series
6. Final Fantasy X
7. Castlevania
8. Final Fantasy VI
9. Space Channel 5
10. Sangokumusou
11. Hitman
12. Metroid
13. Final Fantasy Tactics
14. ICO
15. Jet Set Radio
16. Rival Schools
17. Onimusha
18. Chrono Trigger
19. Street Fighter
20. Dragon Quest


OverClocked ReMix is a non-profit site that accepts high-quality submissions of arranged or "ReMixed" videogame music from talented ReMixers the world over. These arrangements are more than just updated versions of the original tracks, but are reinterpretations, often in an entirely different musical genre than the source material. What sets OverClocked ReMix apart is the breadth of its content - any musical style, from techno to hillbilly, and any console or computer game soundtrack, from Shinobi to Diablo II, is fair game.

The music in DooM was created by Robert Prince. It doesn't take a genius to realise that several of the tracks in the game were heavily influenced from rock music by other bands. Originally, Prince was asked to compose the DooM soundtrack entirely out of covers of rock songs. He disputed the idea knowing that some of the levels in DooM simply wouldn't have had the right atmosphere under those circumstances; so he and John Romero sat down and chewed out a mix of rock covers and some of Prince's own unique style of creepy music which we would now recognise as "DooM style." Since Prince used rock songs as source material, it's ironic in a way that some of the resulting tunes are actually remixes in the sense that they borrow melody lines and patterns from the source and turn it into its own unique music.


The Video Game Pianist is dedicated to promote and popularize video game music. By performing and recording video game music, VGP increases people's awareness of the music of Super Mario Brothers, Final Fantasy, Halo 2, and more.

VGP's second goal is to enhance the image of the piano and to make the piano a more mainstream instrument. This site is geared towards mainstream culture.

репортаж о музыканте


http://www.music4games.net/ - специализированный сайт
http://www.vgmusic.com/information/links.shtml - большая подборка ссылок по теме

http://www.vgmusic.com/ - Video Game Music Archive

http://www.audiogang.org - game audio network guild

Теперь у нас есть своя радиопередача на BigBeats Radio и ведёт её Tone! Всё об истоках игровой и трекерной музыки, новости демосцены, интересные факты о культуре компьютеров 80-ых, игровых консолях и т.д. Следите за анонсами на официальном сайте радиостанции (www.bigbeats.ru), ищите наши эфиры.


During the home computing boom of the mid-late eighties, Rob Hubbard quite literally became a superstar in the computer games industry with his innovative music for the Commodore 64. Rob Hubbard began his career as a programmer writing educational software and even a game, both of which apparently didn't work out very well. It was the positive reaction he received from the music he wrote for the educational software that prompted him to specialise purely in music.