Los Angeles, CA, USA – September 9 2013/… Video Games Live™, the first and most successful video game touring concert in the world, today confirmed five new games that will be featured on the upcoming Video Games Live: Level 3 album, which is currently running a Kickstarter campaign to fund its production and release. Music from Journey, Shadow of the Colossus, Beyond Good & Evil, Silent Hill 2 and Tetris now joins the already confirmed Street Fighter II, The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim, Diablo III and World of Warcraft.
The Grammy-nominated music from Journey, the indie PlayStation 3 hit, will be featured on the planned Video Games Live: Level 3 album in a unique arrangement from Journey’s composer Austin Wintory and VGL’s Tommy Tallarico. Here is a video of Austin Wintory conducting the Video Games Live orchestra during the VGL E3 2012 concert:
VGL’s Tommy Tallarico has also collaborated with Silent Hill 2’s composer Akira Yamaoka to provide a new arrangement of the eerie and iconic soundtrack. This unique version has never been recorded before and will also feature Yamaoka on guitar. This clip from the TGS Video Games Live show in Japan was the first time that Akira Yamaoka performed in his Japanese homeland.
Also confirmed for Level 3 are Shadow of the Colossus, Beyond Good & Evil and Tetris, and it will be the first time that either of these exclusive live arrangements will be recorded for an album.
Shadow of the Colossus – Arizona, 2011
Beyond Good & Evil – Taiwan, 2008
Tetris Opera –Montreal, 2012
The philosophy behind Video Games Live is to showcase games in their warranted artistic spotlight while simultaneously introducing a whole new generation of gaming fans to the sights and sounds of the symphony. The Video Games Live concert series fuses the energy and excitement of a high-octane rock concert with the raw power and emotion of a symphony orchestra. Stunning synchronized visuals coupled with technology and interactivity add to the musical extravaganza that millions of people have enjoyed.
The Kickstarter campaign for Video Games Live: Level 3 the album will be studio recorded with a 72+ piece orchestra backed by a 60+ person choir and explosive rock band. All recordings will be written, arranged and conducted by famous game composers from around the world. All proceeds will go the creation of the album and the fulfillment of the prize tiers for backers.
The Video Games Live: Level 3 album track list will feature rare musical arrangements and exclusive recordings from:
Chrono Trigger/Cross, Shadow of the Colossus, Skyrim, Journey, Monkey Island, DOTA 2, Final Fantasy, Silent Hill, World of Warcraft, Diablo, BioShock, Beyond Good & Evil, Metal Gear Solid, Street Fighter II, Uncharted, Assassin's Creed, Earthworm Jim, Portal, Tetris, Resident Evil and more! Including a special track remix by legendary DJ, artist and performer BT!
The Video Games Live: Level 3 funding campaign has launched on Kickstarter, will run until 14 September 2013 and aims to raise a minimum of $250,000 USD. To support the campaign and pledge, go to: http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1916334303/video-games-live-level-3-game-composers-of-the-wor
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Video Games Live is an award winning immersive concert event featuring music from the most popular video games of all time. Created, produced and hosted by world renowned game industry veteran and superstar Tommy Tallarico, top orchestras and choirs around the world perform along with exclusive synchronized video footage and music arrangements, synchronized lighting, well known internet solo performers, electronic percussion, live action and unique interactive segments to create an explosive one-of-a-kind entertainment experience. www.videogameslive.com