BBC Proms game music concert is now available on BBC iPlayer

BBC Proms' game music concert is now available on BBC iPlayer

A concert celebrating video game music at this yr’s BBC Proms is now available to look at online.

The annual music competition is held every summertime in London’s Royal Albert Hall, however, this is the primary time the classical music competition has featured a concert devoted to game music.

The match – titled Gaming Prom – From 8-Bit to Infinity – took place earlier this week, hosted via BBC gaming reporter Steffan Powell and Louise Blain, who hosts the superb Sound of Gaming podcast on BBC Sounds.

“For the first time, the BBC Proms dedicates an entire concert to gaming music,” the BBC explains. “Conductor Robert Ames leads the electronically enhanced Royal Philharmonic Orchestra on this specifically curated program that takes audiences on a sonic adventure from 8-bit to infinity.

“Nostalgia for millennials is assured because the concert opens with two newly commissioned compositions that weave in combination Eighties and Nineteen Nineties gaming music, from Chronos to Pokémon Red, in addition to immediately recognizable virtual sound results.

“The lush orchestral scoring of Final Fantasy VIII and Kingdom Hearts form the center of the program, which culminates in the European concert premiere of Hildur Guðnadóttir and Sam Slater’s experimental score for Battlefield 2042.”

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