Who would have guessed that one day, video game music would be of a quality equal to that of great film scores? More and more these days, composers and music tinkerers have been proving that yes, it is possible. And it sounds great!

At Krakow’s FMF, there will be a unique opportunity to hear the efforts of those who help bring games to life through music. Led by conductor Ludwig Wicki (Switzerland), and special guest, Eímear Noone (Ireland), the Video Games Music Gala will feature the Beethoven Academy Orchestra and the Pro Musica Mundi Choir.

Noone has worked on most of Blizzard’s games, and was the first female conductor to appear at Dublin’s National Concert Hall. But she has also composed music for games such as World of Warcraft: Warlords of Draenor, to which her husband Craig Stuart Garfinkle (a composer/music producer) also contributed. The Irish Queen of Games Music – as she is sometimes called – is the co-creator (with Grafinkle) of the Dublin International Game Music Festival.

The FMF Video Games Music Gala’s program will include pieces from Michael Giacchino’s Medal of Honor, Jesper Kyd’s Assassin’s Creed, Chris Drake’s Batman: Arkham, and Austin Wintory’s Assassin’s Creed Syndicate. Since Cinetalk can’t seem to stop mentioning Elliot Goldenthal, we should also emphasize that Mr. G will be part of this event as well. He will perform the brand new piece he composed especially for the FMF. And guess what? It is inspired by his Final Fantasy: The Spirits Within score.


Video Games Music Gala – performed by the Beethoven Academy Orchestra and the Pro Musica Mundi Choir – FMF Krakow, June 2nd, 2018.

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