Friday, October 2, 2009

NYT: "Classical" Composers & Video Games: A Fun Read

An older article from the NY Times, but a nice read for the weekend. Enjoy!

IN the video game BioShock turbulent Rachmaninoff-like music plays while an evil composer named Cohen shouts, “Presto, presto” before incinerating a hapless pianist and his instrument. In Battlefield: Bad Company gamers hear a string quintet playing earthy music redolent of Bartok. In Alone in the Dark: Inferno the evocative timbre of the female choral group the Mystery of Bulgarian Voices adds to the suspense as the hero fights for survival in Central Park.

These are just a few of the recent soundtracks written and performed by classically trained musicians who are finding new outlets for their talents in the booming video game industry.
Read the full article here.

1 comment:

  1. Soundtrack of games can easily be noticed. I have known alot of Download Games where soundtrack are pretty cool. I enjoy playing while listening.