Inescapable Melodies: The Legacy Of Video Game Music

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Mark McDonald
Inescapable Melodies: The Legacy Of Video Game Music

Some of the most memorable melodies of the past few decades came not from the pop charts but from video games.

They're the melodies behind the games many of us spend hundreds of hours playing. The musical arrangements behind video games like "Super Mario Bros" and "Halo" are burned into our memories in ways that few tunes are. We explore the place video game music occupies in our culture with a composer who writes for games, a classical conductor and local group of gamers who've formed their own symphony.

Guests

Chad Seiter

Composer

Susie Seiter

Conductor, Orchestrator

Joel Guttman

President, The Gamer Symphony Orchestra at the University of Maryland

Zoe DiGiorgio

Vice President, The Gamer Symphony Orchestra at the University of Maryland

Related Links

Gamer Symphony Orchestra's Super Mario World

Gamer Symphony Orchestra's Halo

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