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Video Game Orchestra Plays Your Favorite 8-bit Tunes with a Full Symphony

This isn’t your grandmother’s classical music.
October 8, 2010, 3:00pm

Founded in 2005 by the game composers Tommy Tallarico and Jack Wall, Video Games Live is an orchestra that plays the most famous games’ soundtracks. As we all know, these tracks have a ginormous emotional impact on those of us who, during childhood, used to play video games. After all those giziilion hours of gameplay, it is impossible to not have that theme song stuck in some blissfully reminiscent place in your brain forever. Perhaps that’s why the crowd goes nuts when they hear the first note of a Video Games Live Performance. If you happen to be in Brazil, Video Games Live will be playing in Rio de Janeiro on October 10th. Besides the full orchestra, Chinese pianist Martin Leung will be performing. In the video below, he plays the Super Mario theme blindfolded in Seattle. Hey, everybody’s got their something.

The Video Games Live tour this year will also hit the United States, Canada, France, and Russia. Check their website for tour dates.