GAMEPLAY

Series produced by Interlochen Public Radio

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GAMEPLAY is a 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 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 an ongoing series with 26 new episodes per year, currently available free to stations.
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GAMEPLAY is a 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: A team of composers led by Hiroshi Yamaguchi scored the 2022 action role-playing game Babylon’s Fall. The original soundtrack contains over five hours of music.
Sometimes, fantastic video game scores come from games that fail commercially and critically.

Bought by WBAA, WGTE Public Media, WNYE, and KMXT


  • Added: Nov 28, 2022
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 4
Caption: In the 2006 game Okami players take the role of white wolf Amaterasu, the Shinto sun goddess. The original score uses traditional Japanese instruments.
Hear a musical menagerie of themes from video games with animal protagonists.

Bought by WNYE, WBAA, WGTE Public Media, and KMXT


  • Added: Nov 14, 2022
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 4
Caption: The members of The Game Brass explore the vastness of outer space on their 2022 album BRASS EFFECT, which features over 40 musicians.
Classical chops meet video game music with brass ensemble The Game Brass.

Bought by WNYE, WBAA, WGTE Public Media, and KMXT


  • Added: Nov 09, 2022
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 4
Caption: Inon Zur has composed soundtracks for blockbuster video game series like Fallout and Dragon Age.
Award-winning composer Inon Zur joins us this week to talk about his music for titles like Fallout 4, The Lord of the Rings: War in the North, Sybe...

Bought by WBAA, WGTE Public Media, WNYE, and KMXT


  • Added: Oct 31, 2022
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 4
Caption: The 2022 cinematic horror game Immortality charges players with unraveling the mystery of an actress’s disappearance. Nainita Desai composed a haunting original score.
Hear spine-tingling scores from Resident Evil, Dead Space, A Plague Tale and more.

Bought by WBAA, WGTE Public Media, WKAR, KMXT, and WNYE


  • Added: Oct 24, 2022
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 5
Caption: For the 10th anniversary of the game Journey, Austin Wintory re-orchestrated the Grammy-nominated soundtrack that launched his career.
Composer Austin Wintory tells us about how his collaborations with musicians represent the heart of his music.

Bought by WBAA, WGTE Public Media, WNYE, and KMXT


  • Added: Oct 18, 2022
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 4
Caption: Austin Wintory's 2012 original score for Journey launched the young composer's career to new heights.
We talk with composer Austin Wintory, the first composer to write a Grammy-nominated videogame score.

Bought by WBAA, WGTE Public Media, WNYE, and KMXT


  • Added: Oct 10, 2022
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 4
Caption: Over 140 million people worldwide have played World of Warcraft.
We’ll explore some of the sweeping scores that accompany these epic worlds, from World of Warcraft to Final Fantasy XIV to Guild Wars and more.

Bought by WXXI Rochester, WBAA, WGTE Public Media, WNYE, and KMXT


  • Added: Oct 03, 2022
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 5
Caption: Arnie Roth conducts the Distant Worlds Philharmonic in a concert of music from Final Fantasy along with video projections of game footage.
We talk with the Grammy-winning conductor and share some of his groundbreaking recordings.

Bought by WXXI Rochester, WBAA, WGTE Public Media, WNYE, and KMXT


  • Added: Sep 26, 2022
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 5
Caption: The 2022 game Horizon Forbidden West boasts a soundtrack that runs more than 7 hours.
A huge original soundtrack that breathes life into a lush yet dangerous dystopian landscape.

Bought by WXXI Rochester, WNYE, WBAA, WGTE Public Media, and KMXT


  • Added: Sep 16, 2022
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 5
Caption:  The 2017 action-adventure game ARK: Survival Evolved lets players ride all sorts of prehistoric creatures. Gareth Coker wrote the powerful orchestral score.
Dinosaurs hold enormous appeal for people of all ages, and it's no surprise that these Mesozoic monsters have been featured in many videogames.

Bought by WXXI Rochester, WGTE Public Media, WNYE, WBAA, and KMXT


  • Added: Aug 29, 2022
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 5
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Classical music has been used on videogame soundtracks throughout their history.

Bought by WXXI Rochester, WBAA, WGTE Public Media, WNYE, and KMXT


  • Added: Aug 18, 2022
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 5
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This week, we’ll take a journey through the enchanting music of Octopath Traveler, a score full of soaring melodies inspired by the soundtracks of ...

Bought by WXXI Rochester, WGTE Public Media, WNYE, WBAA, and KMXT


  • Added: Aug 22, 2022
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 5
Caption: The 2022 dark fantasy title Elden Ring takes many players over 100 hours to explore, an experience demanding a massive original soundtrack.
The fantasy epic Elden Ring is massive in every way, from its sprawling world overflowing with detail to the dark grandeur of its original soundtra...

Bought by WKAR, WXXI Rochester, WBAA, WGTE Public Media, WNYE and more


  • Added: Jul 11, 2022
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 6
Caption: The 1988 album Symphony Ys presents music from the first Ys titles like movements of a classical symphony, performed by the King Symphonic Orchestra.
The influential YS series of action role-playing games is known for its music, full of wonderful melodies and thrilling rock showpieces.

Bought by WXXI Rochester, WBAA, WGTE Public Media, WNYE, and KMXT


  • Added: Jul 25, 2022
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 5
Caption: The 8-Bit Big Band, led by Grammy-winning arranger Charlie Rosen, explores the wealth of videogame standards he calls the Great Videogame Songbook.
Videogame music is full of standards: tunes that have become a part of our culture, and this week we will see how jazz artists reimagine these tunes.

Bought by WXXI Rochester, WBAA, WGTE Public Media, WNYE, and KMXT


  • Added: Aug 01, 2022
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 5
Caption: In the 2019 game Planet Zoo, the player builds and manages a zoo full of realistically-behaving animals.  The Indigenous African ensemble Young Mbazo is featured on the joyful original soundtrack.
On this episode of Gameplay, we’ll enjoy original game soundtracks featuring choirs from all over the world, singing in languages from English and ...

Bought by WKAR, WXXI Rochester, WBAA, WGTE Public Media, WNYE and more


  • Added: Jul 19, 2022
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 6
Caption: Veteran anime composer Joe Hisaishi (Spirited Away, Princess Mononoke) scored the games in the Ni No Kuni series.
This week, we'll explore Joe Hisaishi's music for games in the Ni no Kuni series, where he brings fantasy worlds to life through his trademark melo...

Bought by WKAR, WBAA, WGTE Public Media, WNYE, and KMXT


  • Added: Jun 28, 2022
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 5
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This week, we’ll saddle up and explore videogame soundtracks that evoke the Wild West from titles like Red Dead Redemption 2, Outlaws, West of Loat...

Bought by WKAR, WXXI Rochester, WBAA, WNYE, KMXT and more


  • Added: Jul 04, 2022
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 6
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This week, we’ll enjoy the music of the world’s favorite Pocket Monsters: Pokemon! The original titles are full of melodies that bring the collect...

Bought by WNYE, WXXI Rochester, WBAA, WGTE Public Media, and KMXT


  • Added: Aug 18, 2022
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 5