Video Game Music

8.21.19

As Games Get More Systemic, Composing Music For Them Is Getting Harder

How branching narratives run counter to the ways linear narratives are scored.

5.10.17

This Producer Turned Pokémon Soundtracks Into an Epic Symphony

Jeron Moore wants to challenge audiences' preconceptions of video game music.

8.4.16

'Journey Live' Combines the Best Parts of Video Games and Musical Theater

The live show by the Fifth House Ensemble and Austin Wintory combines musical performance and 'let's play.'

6.13.16

Rapper Cadence Weapon Tells Us About His New Project: Video Game Music

This new video game pits indie music acts against aliens.

1.15.16

How Composer Inon Zur Built the Acoustic Soundtrack of ‘Fallout 4’

Like many epic role-playing games, 'Fallout 4' is made all the more immersive courtesy of its enveloping soundtrack. We spoke to the composer behind it.

11.14.15

From Cartridge To Club: A Look At The Labels That Recontextualise Video Game Music

A growing collection of record nerds and video game fanatics that have taken up the task of publicly celebrating video game music.

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11.11.15

It's the Music That Makes The Legend of Zelda So Extraordinary

Koji Kondo's incredible score helped to position The Legend of Zelda as a mythology fit for the 21st century.

7.16.15

[Preview] Here's What the Official Pokémon Symphony Sounds Like

Husband-and-wife team Susie and Chad Seiter are changing the way you hear video games.

6.29.15

Minecraft's Composer Explains Why the Music Is 'So Weird'

While working out the final details of the Ghostly release, Rosenfeld recently spoke to Motherboard about composing for Minecraft.

11.4.14

Music Made on Game Boys Is a Much Bigger Deal Than You'd Think

Chiptune is a musical genre inspired by bleepy video game music from the 1980s. If that sounds scary and confusing and troublesome, don't worry: We've got a guide to help you understand.

11.4.14

Music Made on Game Boys Is a Much Bigger Deal Than You'd Think

Chiptune is a musical genre inspired by bleepy video game music from the 1980s. If that sounds scary and confusing and troublesome, don't worry: We've got a guide to help you understand.

9.18.14

Lindsay Lowend's "Trapped Inside an Earthbound Cartridge" is Eight Minutes of Gamer Genius

It was inspired by Japanese role-playing video games and Mario Kart.