LONDON, England, October 21st, 2010 - British Academy award-winner James Hannigan, renowned for his original music scores featured in video game franchises such as Command and Conquer, Evil Genius, Harry Potter, Republic, The Lord of the Rings, Freelancer as well as contributing to the BBC sci-fi drama television series Primeval, will take part in an evening retrospective of his music for video games during GameCity 2010, the UK's leading independent video game festival held in Nottingham from 26th-30th October. Presented as both a concert and discussion, this one-of-a-kind music and gaming event takes place on Thursday October 28th, 7.30pm at the 14th Century St. Mary's Church in Nottingham. Tickets can still be purchased at www.gamecity.org.
The concert will feature a selection of James Hannigan's compositions performed by The Pinewood Singers and conducted by Allan Wilson ( Sleepy Hollow, Fable), including the world premiere of Hannigan's new theme for EA's Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part One video game, an exclusive arrangement of the Evil Genius theme for guitar, music from Command and Conquer: Red Alert 3, Command and Conquer 4: Tiberian Twilight and The Lord of the Rings: Aragorn's Quest from Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment.
Soprano Tamara Zivadinovic, the singer of "Soviet March 2" as featured in Red Alert 3 Uprising, will also be attending the event and performing her unique and powerful interpretation of the popular Command&Conquer anthem "Soviet March" for the first time in public.
In between the concert performances, there will be a conversation with composer James Hannigan on the subject of writing music for video games, looking at the creative process from composition through to recording themes like Hannigan's "Soviet March" and "Yuriko's Theme" from the Command&Conquer series - complete with unique live demonstrations of his interactive music at work.
The concert set-list includes:
"Soviet March" - Command and Conquer: Red Alert 3 (EA)
"Evil Genius Theme" - Evil Genius (Rebellion)
"The Prophet's Ascension" - Command and Conquer 4: Tiberian Twilight (EA)
"Main Theme" - Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part One (EA)
"Rivendell" - The Lord of the Rings: Aragorn's Quest (WBIE)
"Welcome to Hogwarts" - Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (EA)
"Yuriko's Theme" - Command and Conquer: Red Alert 3 (EA)
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The James Hannigan concert is one part of GameCity 2010, the annual festival that explores and celebrates videogames culture. For full details of the festival line-up, visit www.gamecity.org.
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