GAMEPLAY

Series produced by Interlochen Public Radio

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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 an ongoing series with 26 new episodes per year, currently 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 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 WGTE Public Media, WNYE, and KMXT


  • Added: Jul 11, 2022
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 3
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 WGTE Public Media, WNYE, and KMXT


  • Added: Jul 25, 2022
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 3
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 WGTE Public Media, WNYE, and KMXT


  • Added: Aug 01, 2022
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 3
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 WGTE Public Media, WNYE, and KMXT


  • Added: Jul 19, 2022
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 3
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 WGTE Public Media, WNYE, and KMXT


  • Added: Jun 28, 2022
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 3
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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 WNYE, KMXT, and WGTE Public Media


  • Added: Jul 04, 2022
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 3
Caption: Cover art for the 2011 title Sonic Generations.
Sonic the Hedgehog has been Sega’s spiky-haired, fleet-footed blue mascot since 1991, with titles full of catchy melodies and irresistible grooves!

Bought by WGTE Public Media, WNYE, and KMXT


  • Added: Jun 21, 2022
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 3
Caption: Exploring the snow-blanketed Frostlands in the game Octopath Traveler. Yasunori Nishiki composed the original score.
Snowy music from Undertale, Pokemon Diamond and Pearl, Stardew Valley, Super Mario 3D World, and more!

Bought by WKAR, WGTE Public Media, KUCO, Rhythm & News Service, KRPS and more


  • Added: Dec 19, 2021
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 9
Caption: In Spiritfarer, the player guides Stella as she befriends animal spirits and ferries them to the afterlife. Max LL (Maxime Lacoste-Lebuis) wrote the score.
Music from games featuring dogs, bunnies, hedgehogs, sugar gliders, mice, and lots more!

Bought by Delmarva Public Media, WKAR, WXXI Rochester, WGTE Public Media, KUCO and more


  • Added: Dec 13, 2021
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 10
Caption: Composer Pedro Bromfman wrote the narrative score for Far Cry 6, which tells the story of an uprising against a brutal dictator.
"... In games they’re just immersed, and that music becomes a part of their life and their world."

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


  • Added: Dec 06, 2021
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 9
Caption: Yasunori Mitsuda composed the beloved score of 1995 role-playing classic Chrono Trigger.
Storytelling scores that immerse us in fantastical worlds.

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


  • Added: Nov 23, 2021
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 9
Caption: The soundtrack to 2021 strategy game Humankind contains nearly 10 hours of music and took 3 years of production.
The Slovak National Symphony, a chorus singing Sophocles, and traditional music from around the world.

Bought by Delmarva Public Media, WKAR, WGTE Public Media, KUCO, WXXI Rochester and more


  • Added: Nov 15, 2021
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 10
Caption: Castle Nathria is home to a vampire lord in World of Warcraft: Shadowlands. Jake Lefkowitz composed its musical theme in a Baroque-inspired style.
"Instrumentation plays such a huge role in terms of: where are we brought in the world?"

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


  • Added: Nov 08, 2021
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 9
Caption: Equipped with a Ghostbusters-style vacuum, Luigi explores King Boo's haunted house in 2001's Luigi's Mansion, scored by Kazumi Totaka and Shinobu Tanaka.
Ambient horror soundscapes, jazzy jump scares, and everything in between!

Bought by WNYE, WKAR, KUCO, WGTE Public Media, Rhythm & News Service and more


  • Added: Nov 01, 2021
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 8
Caption: Composer Daniel Rosenfeld, known as C418, created Minecraft's original soundtrack.
Music that's sparked the creativity of millions.

Bought by Delmarva Public Media, KUCO, WKAR, WGTE Public Media, WXXI Rochester and more


  • Added: Oct 25, 2021
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 10
Caption: Final Fantasy VII Remake is an ambitious reimagining of one of the most iconic games, with an original soundtrack that runs well over 8 hours.
"... Systems have a life, but the music just perseveres."

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


  • Added: Oct 18, 2021
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 9
Caption: Andreas Waldetoft scored the complex 2016 far-future strategy game Stellaris, working with orchestrator David Christiansen and the Brandenburg State Orchestra.
Scores from games like Starcraft, Civilization, SimCity, and more.

Bought by WNYE, GCR (Global Community Radio), KUCO, WKAR, WGTE Public Media and more


  • Added: Oct 11, 2021
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 9
Caption: Toby Fox composed the original soundtrack to the beloved 2015 retro-styled role-playing game Undertale.
Toby Fox’s eclectic score brings to life a funny and moving story with a memorable cast of characters.

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


  • Added: Oct 04, 2021
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 9
Caption: A depiction of protagonist Alucard by artist Ayami Kojima for the 1997 game Castlevania: Symphony of the Night. Composer Michiru Yamane wrote the original score.
A musical celebration of one of the most beloved gothic-horror videogame series of all time.

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


  • Added: Sep 26, 2021
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 9
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 WNYE, KUCO, WKAR, KMXT, WGTE Public Media and more


  • Added: Sep 20, 2021
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 9