I’m beginning to wonder in the #TBT series might not be such a great idea. Granted, it’s great fun combing through thousands of posts to find forgotten gems but every now and then, something turns up that reminds me how long I’ve been at this. Case in point, this article from 2004 titled Is Video Game Music The Next Big Outreach Tool?
A valid question in 2004 and in retrospect, the format has certainly carved out a comfortable niche for itself inside orchestra field.
At the time, there was next to zero examination on this topic and the entire field of live musician generated video game music was in its infancy.
It was terrific fun talking to a trio of composers who were at the forefront of the movement: Ron Jones, Inon Zur, and Jack Wall. All three are still very active and sought-after composers and they provided a wealth of insight into where that field might be headed and its potential impact on the orchestra field.
It’s a great post and well worth a review.