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‘Distant Worlds: Music of Final Fantasy’ Showcases Evolution of Video Game Music

Video games have come a long way since Pong – and so has their music. Case in point: on July 23, 2016, the Houston Symphony will host a performance called Distant Worlds, featuring the music of the Final Fantasy video game series. Recently, Dacia Clay of Houston Public Media’s Classical Classroom podcast talked with Lesley […]

A performance of "Distant Worlds: Music from Final Fantasy," which will take the stage with the Houston Symphony on July 23, 2016. (Photo: Courtesy ffdistantworlds.com)Video games have come a long way since Pong – and so has their music. Case in point: on July 23, 2016, the Houston Symphony will host a performance called Distant Worlds, featuring the music of the Final Fantasy video game series.

Recently, Dacia Clay of Houston Public Media’s Classical Classroom podcast talked with Lesley Sabol of the Houston Symphony and Joshua Zinn of Houston Public Media about the evolution of video game music. But first, Joshua gives us some background on the Final Fantasy series.

MORE:
Classical Classroom: Final Fantasy & Evolution of Video Game Music (Classical Classroom, July 4, 2016)
Distant Worlds Concert Info (Houston Symphony Website)
Distant Worlds: Music from Final Fantasy (Official Website)
From 8-Bit to Orchestra: Concert Features Music from ‘Legend of Zelda’ (Houston Matters, Oct. 21, 2015)

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