April 11, 2012
Gaming in Stereo: Advent Wednesday
Back in 2005, Video Games Live debuted and launched video game music to the popularity it so rightfully deserved. Video Games Live was a live concert event founded by Jack Wall of Mass Effect fame and Tommy Tallarico of Advent Rising fame. Video Games Live brought the musical compositions found in video games to life in a traditional concert setting, while having local musicians perform the songs in this grand setting. Today’s track is from one of my favorite games of all time, but is off the Video Games Live: Level 2 album. Advent Rising Overture is a collection of themes from Advent Rising performed live by the Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra. This concert series had brought gaming music into the spotlight, and has become so popular, Video Games Live: Level 2 hit number 8 on the Billboard charts when it debuted. I hope to see Video Games Live perform later this year. I hope you enjoy the music and appreciate what our media has become as much as I do. Happy Advent Wednesday!