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| "Re(2):Play! VG concert wraps in Chicago" , posted Fri 16 Jun 08:56|
I went to the Stockholm event... it was great. Decent production and the musicians (the Swedish Royal Philharmonic orchestra, no less) actually bothered to learn most of it pretty well. Some amazing scores (Shenmue, Chrono*, World of Warcraft) and some duds (Silent Hill, Chocobo) but overall most worthy of your cash. It's also pretty amazing to see 2500 gaming nerds (half of which you know from online or reputation :/ ) in a royal concert hall, cheering at a huge orchestra of 40-50-something people below a video screen playing video off Zelda 1.
If you get to see it, pay close attention to Rony Barrak if he's there too. I had no idea who he was, but apparently he's a world class percussionist... he does some things with a drum, cymbals and a CLAY POT that you wouldn't believe.
The exclusive songs for the Stockholm concert were from The Chronicles of Riddick (a decent piece, nothing I remember, although I didn't play the game either), from Apidya (a Huelsbeck game you've NEVER heard about, great music though) and a rather decent Uematsu score from Blue Dragon (complete with OH LOOK IT'S GOKU AGAIN footage).
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