GAMEPLAY

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GAMEPLAY is a new show from Interlochen Public Radio that celebrates the vast worlds of videogame music. Each episode brings the music, composers and performers to life.

GAMEPLAY is a new show from Interlochen Public Radio that celebrates the vast worlds of videogame music. Each episode brings the music, composers and performers to life.

Videogames are an undeniable cultural force, and serve as a fantastic point of entry to classical music for listeners of any age. Join host Keith Brown for a weekly adventure through one of today’s most exciting art forms, featuring amazing musical variety and a highly polished production aesthetic.

Weekly episodes offer an exploration of everything from new releases and beloved classics to rarely-heard gems.

Your host Keith Brown brings infectious enthusiasm and a lifelong passion for music and videogames. His extensive skill set as a producer, professional opera singer, voice actor, narrator, and teacher make him the ideal voice to bring new classical listeners to your station.

GAMEPLAY is a 13-episode series, available free to stations.
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GAMEPLAY is a new show from Interlochen Public Radio that celebrates the vast worlds of videogame music. Each episode brings the music, composers and performers to life. Videogames are an undeniable cultural force, and serve as a fantastic point of entry to classical music for listeners of any age. Join host Keith Brown for a weekly adventure through one of today’s most exciting art forms, featuring amazing musical variety and a highly polished production aesthetic.Weekly episodes offer an exploration of everything from new releases and beloved classics to rarely-heard gems.Your host Keith Brown brings infectious enthusiasm and a lifelong passion for music and videogames. His extensive skill set as a producer, professional opera singer, voice actor, narrator, and teacher make him the... Show full description


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Caption: The game Horizon Zero Dawn was scored by a team of composers, including Joris de Man, duo The Flight, Niels van der Leest, and Jonathan Williams.
A world that’s both prehistoric and futuristic, full of natural beauty, tribal societies, and giant robotic beasts.

Bought by KRPS


  • Added: Sep 20, 2021
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Composer Andrea Boccadoro wrote a Renaissance-style madrigal for each character in the Elizabethan comedy game Astrologaster.
Videogame scores that take us to places far away through the sounds of long ago.

Bought by KMXT, GCR (Global Community Radio), and KRPS


  • Added: Sep 14, 2021
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 3
Caption: Composer Gareth Coker at Ori and the Will of the Wisps scoring sessions in Air Studios, London, Credit: Benjamin Ealovega
"Every single game has a rhythm."

Bought by GCR (Global Community Radio) and KRPS


  • Added: Sep 06, 2021
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: John Robert Matz scored the 2021 visual novel Ambition: A Minuet in Power in an 18th-century period style.
Cyberpunk bartending, planning a spa day for a friend, wining and dining nobles in pre-revolutionary France...

Bought by GCR (Global Community Radio) and KRPS


  • Added: Aug 30, 2021
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: Composers Lyndon Holland and Jeremy Noghani arranged music by 19th-century composers like Charles Gounod, Hector Berlioz, and Camille Saint-Saens for the soundtrack to the 2015 game Aviary Attorney.
Classical music has always been a part of video games, from the earliest arcades to today.

Bought by KRPS and GCR (Global Community Radio)


  • Added: Aug 23, 2021
  • Length: 58:59
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: Emmy-winning composer and Interlochen alumna Laura Karpman poses for a portrait at the 2016 Toronto Film Festival., Credit: Maarten de Boer/Getty Images Portrait
"All game developers love music... I've never heard 'less is more' when working on a game." Emmy-winning composer and Interlochen alumna Laura Kar...

Bought by KRPS


  • Added: Aug 16, 2021
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 1
Caption:  The traditional Parade of Nations at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics featured an orchestral medley of popular video game music, which underscored the entrance of the athletes.
The recent Tokyo Olympic Games saluted the music of video games in a big way: the Parade of Nations saw athletes entering the stadium to a huge orc...

Bought by GCR (Global Community Radio) and KRPS


  • Added: Aug 09, 2021
  • Length: 58:59
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: Cover art for the 2017 videogame Hollow Knight, scored by Christopher Larkin.
On Gameplay this week, we’ll hear music from Christopher Larkin’s haunting, melancholy original score for the 2017 game Hollow Knight. We’ll liste...

Bought by GCR (Global Community Radio) and KRPS


  • Added: Aug 02, 2021
  • Length: 58:59
  • Purchases: 2
Caption:  Cover art for ABZU: a sea exploration game scored by Grammy-nominated composer Austin Wintory.
This week, we’ll enjoy some video game water music! Composers have found countless ways to illustrate the beauty, mystery, and power of water in m...

Bought by KRPS


  • Added: Jul 26, 2021
  • Length: 58:58
  • Purchases: 1
Caption:  Cover art for the original soundtrack release of NieR:Automata.  This score was composed by members of studio MONACA: Keiichi Okabe, Keigo Hoashi, Kuniyuki Takahashi, and Kakeru Ishihama.
In this episode: music from NieR:Automata, an ambitious 2017 game with a score combining orchestra and vocals, whose melodies have inspired countle...

Bought by Rhythm & News Service, GCR (Global Community Radio), and KRPS


  • Added: Jul 19, 2021
  • Length: 58:59
  • Purchases: 3
Caption:  A promotional image for the game Enslaved: Odyssey to the West, starring Andy Serkis and Lindsey Shaw in motion capture performances.  Nitin Sawhney composed the original score.
Videogames are full of partnerships, of companions coming together to overcome challenges that are too big to take on alone. This week, we’ll meet...

Bought by Rhythm & News Service and KRPS


  • Added: Jul 12, 2021
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: Cover art for Ori and the Will of the Wisps, a game scored by Gareth Coker.
This week we’ll hear music from Gareth Coker’s original score to the 2020 game Ori and the Will of the Wisps.

Bought by WXXI Rochester, Rhythm & News Service, and KRPS


  • Added: Jun 21, 2021
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 3
Caption: A promotional image for Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order, a game scored by Stephen Barton and Gordy Haab.
On this week’s show we’ll hear music from the original soundtrack to Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order, a dazzling orchestral score that pays loving hom...

Bought by WXXI Rochester, Rhythm & News Service, and KRPS


  • Added: Jul 05, 2021
  • Length: 58:59
  • Purchases: 3
Caption: Cover art for Mario Kart 8 Deluxe.  The game's original soundtrack was composed by members of Nintendo's sound team, including Shiho Fujii, Atsuko Asahi, and many others, and was performed by the Mario Kart Band.
On this week’s episode, we’ll hear music composed for a variety of racing video games.

Bought by WXXI Rochester, Rhythm & News Service, and KRPS


  • Added: Jun 29, 2021
  • Length: 58:59
  • Purchases: 3
Caption:  Cover art for the 2007 game Super Mario Galaxy, whose score was composed by Mahito Yokota and Koji Kondo.
On this week’s show we’ll hear tunes from one of the most iconic video game series ever: Super Mario Bros.!

Bought by WGTE Public Media, WXXI Rochester, Rhythm & News Service, and KRPS


  • Added: Jun 15, 2021
  • Length: 58:59
  • Purchases: 4
Caption: Composer Wilbert Roget, II, Credit: CREDIT TOP DOLLAR PR; USED WITH PERMISSION.
Composer Wilbert Roget is an amazing talent who has written original scores for some of the biggest videogame franchises on the planet! This episo...

Bought by WGTE Public Media, Rhythm & News Service, WXXI Rochester, and KRPS


  • Added: Sep 19, 2020
  • Length: 58:59
  • Purchases: 4
Caption: The cover art designed by Nate Horsfall for the album "Bits and Bytes" by the Videri String Quartet., Credit: CREDIT: DESIGN BY NATE HORSFALL; USED WITH PERMISSION.
This week on Gameplay, we’ll enjoy some exciting new 2020 recordings from two classically-trained ensembles that specialize in performing the musi...

Bought by WGTE Public Media, Rhythm & News Service, WXXI Rochester, and KRPS


  • Added: Sep 05, 2020
  • Length: 58:59
  • Purchases: 4
Caption: Cover art for the 2017 game The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild. The original score was written by a team led by Manaka Kataoka., Credit: CREDIT BY SOURCE, FAIR USE: WIKIPEDIA ENTRY
On GAMEPLAY this week, we’re going to explore the innovative, spacious, and eclectic soundtrack to the Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, a 2017 ...

Bought by WGTE Public Media, Rhythm & News Service, WXXI Rochester, and KRPS


  • Added: Aug 08, 2020
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 4
Caption: Cover art from the 2017 game Cuphead, whose hand-drawn art style was inspired by 1930s cartoons. Its score by Kristofer Maddigan features original jazz that pays loving homage to ragtime and early 1930s swing., Credit: CREDIT BY SOURCE, FAIR USE: VIA AMAZON.COM
When you think of jazz, you might think of big band swing in a ballroom, or enjoying a live combo in a candlelit club with a nice cocktail. But w...

Bought by WKAR, WGTE Public Media, Rhythm & News Service, WXXI Rochester, and KRPS


  • Added: Jul 26, 2020
  • Length: 58:58
  • Purchases: 5
Caption: The cover art for the CD release of So Let Us Melt, a virtual reality game scored by Jessica Curry., Credit: Credit by source, fair use: mondoshop.com
On this week’s episode of GAMEPLAY, we’ll explore three different soundtracks scored by composer Jessica Curry: one of today’s great game music sto...

Bought by WKAR, KMXT, WGTE Public Media, Rhythm & News Service, WXXI Rochester and more


  • Added: Jul 18, 2020
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 6