Monday, July 2, 2007

Video Games Live!

Video game composers Tommy Tallarico and Jack Wall are hosting and conducting "Video Games Live" a wildly successful multimedia symphonic tour. I was salivating to see it at the Kennedy Center last weekend, but alas the $25 dollar concert and pre-show was sold-out. "Video Games Live" brings the music from games like "Halo" (which would require a full chorus), "Zelda", "Myst" and even Pong. Some of the highlights include a costume contest, a gaming contest (top scorer wins a Ferrari laptop), audience participation during the show (the orchestra brings a person on stage to play a game while the orchestra plays the music in real time, changing it on the fly) and in the case of the Kennedy Center, a meet and greet with god of turn-based electronica, Sid Meier, after the Saturday show. VGL is going all over the world. Upcoming cities on the tour include, Tokyo, Japan; Chicago, IL; and Salt Lake City, Utah (not naming any names). Look for your city at:

You can also read the Washington Post article here.

1 comment:

  1. Sounds cool. But the Japanese contingent will have to be in Japan to see it. We'll keep an ye out for it.