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Matthew Sweet presents a special programme from the Victoria and Albert Museum in London exploring the nature and function of modern video gaming music.

Matthew Sweet presents a special programme from the current "Video Games: Design/Play/Disrupt" exhibition at the Victoria and Albert Museum in London exploring the nature and function of modern video gaming music.

Matthew is joined by curator Kristian Volsing and composer and gaming expert Stephen Baysted ("ProjectCARS; "World Of Speed"; Need For Speed: Shift") to discover more about composing music for the medium, the function of music in games, and the current state of gaming itself. Including:

Journey (Austin Wintory)
The Last of Us (Gustavo Santaolalla)
No Man's Sky (65DaysofStatic)
Overwatch (Derek Duke/Neal Acree)
Assassins Creed III, SimsAnimals (Winifred Phillips)
Zelda (Koji Kondo)
Cuphead (Kristofer Maddigan)
Red Dead Redemption (Woody Jackson)

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34 minutes

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Sat 27 Oct 2018 15:00

Music Played

  • Koji Kondo

    Legend of Zelda (1986) - Suite

    Orchestra: London Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor: Andrew Skeet. Choir: London Voices.
    • The Greatest Video Game Music.
    • X5 Music Group.
    • 2.
  • Gustavo Santaolalla

    The Last of Us (2013) - Title Theme

    Orchestra: Nashville Scoring Orchestra.
    • The Last Of Us.
    • Naughty Dog.
    • 3.
  • Derek Duke

    Overwatch (2016) - Overture / Rally of the Heroes

    Composer: Neal Acree. Composer: Simon Cardon. Composer: Cris Velasco. Orchestra: Studio Orchestra. Conductor: Eímear Noone.
    • Overwatch Collector's Edition Soundtrack.
    • Blizzard Entertainment.
    • 1.
  • 65daysofstatic

    No Man's Sky (2016) - Heliosphere

    Performer: 65daysofstatic. Singer: Debbie Clare.
    • No Man's Sky: Music For An Infinite Universe.
    • Laced Records.
    • 4.
  • Austin Wintory

    Journey (2012) - Apotheosis

    Performer: Austin Wintory.
    • Journey - Original Soundtrack.
    • Sumthing Else Music Works.
    • 17.
  • Winifred Phillips

    Assassin's Creed III: Liberation (2012) - Main Theme

    Performer: Winifred Phillips.
    • Assassin’s Creed 3: Liberation (Original Game Soundtrack).
    • Ubisoft Music.
    • 1.
  • Stephen Baysted

    Project Cars 2 (2015) - Guts and Glory (Radio edit)

    Singer: Susan Legg. Orchestra: London Metropolitan Orchestra.
    • Project Cars 2 (Original Soundtrack).
    • Redrocca.
    • 11.
  • Kristofer Maddigan

    Cuphead (2017) - Don't Deal with the Devil / One Hell of a Time

    Performer: Kristofer Maddigan.
    • Cuphead - Original Soundtrack.
    • StudioMDHR Entertainment Inc..
    • 1.
  • Bill Elm

    Red Dead Redemption (2010) - Theme

    Composer: Woody Jackson. Performer: Davey Chegwidden. Performer: Gus Seyffert. Performer: Woody Jackson. Performer: Joey Waronker. Performer: Mike Bolger.
    • Rockstar Games Presents Red Dead Redemption Original Soundtrack.
    • Rockstar Games.
    • 8.

Broadcast

  • Sat 27 Oct 2018 15:00

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