Are games art? It's a long-running debate, but one thing that can't really be disputed is the artistic merit of many video game soundtracks. The compositional stylings of Jeremy Soule
, in particular, are among the most memorable in the growing catalogue of epic game scores.
On June 21st and 22nd, Seattle-area concertgoers can feast their ears on the live sounds of Soule's Guild Wars
score (as well as several other seminal game-related works including Soule's instantly recognizable themes for Morrowind
). The music is all part of PLAY! A Video Game Symphony
, and ArenaNet
is highlighting the performance on its official blog
Tickets are available now at the Seattle Symphony
website (or by calling 206.215.4747). If you're going, be sure to say hello to the Guild Wars
artists on hand for signings in the Benaroya Hall lobby.