The game music concert from the BBC Proms is now accessible on BBC
This year’s BBC Proms concert honoring video game music is now accessible online.
The yearly music festival takes place in the summer at London’s Royal Albert Hall, but this is the first time the classical music festival has included a concert specifically devoted to video game music.
The event, titled Gaming Prom – From 8-Bit to Infinity, was held earlier this week and was hosted by Louise Blain, host of the excellent Sound of Gaming podcast on BBC Sounds, and Steffan Powell, a BBC gaming reporter.
I had a great time introducing the first-ever concert featuring video game music at the Albert Hall for the BBC Proms.
It’s heartfelt, dramatic, and brimming with memories. It will also air on television.
Big shoutout to my onstage partner @shiny_demon and @moods_jpg for the (hashtag)PressXtoContinue takeover, which was posted at this link: wmakmvTc6G
According to the BBC, “the BBC Proms dedicates an entire concert to gaming music for the first time.”
“In this specially curated program that takes audiences on a sonic journey from 8-bit to infinity, conductor Robert Ames leads the electronically enhanced Royal Philharmonic Orchestra.
“Two newly commissioned compositions that weave together 1980s and 1990s gaming music, from Chronos to Pokémon Red, as well as instantly recognizable digital sound effects, guarantee nostalgia for millennials as the concert opens.
The program’s centerpiece, the lavish orchestral music from Final Fantasy VIII and Kingdom Hearts, culminates in the world premiere of Hildur Gunadóttir and Sam Slater’s experimental Battlefield 2042 score in a concert in Europe.
Head over to the BBC iPlayer to watch the entire program.
Had a blast presenting the first ever video game music @bbcproms concert at the Albert Hall. It’s moving, dramatic, full of nostalgia – and on the telly later 👇🏻
BBC 4 📺 | 8pm 🕗
— Steffan Powell (@SteffanPowell) August 5, 2022