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.

New episodes of GAMEPLAY (season 4) will be released beginning in January 2024.

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.
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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. New episodes of GAMEPLAY (season 4) will be released beginning in January 2024. 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... Show full description


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The 2024 Grammy Awards honored outstanding video game soundtracks for only the second time ever!

Bought by WNYE


  • Added: Apr 16, 2024
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 1
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Celtic music has inspired numerous video game scores.

Bought by WXXI Rochester, WKAR, WNYE, Vermont Public, WBAA and more


  • Added: Jan 08, 2024
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 7
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"It's about learning new things and trying something different all the time."

Bought by KUCO, WXXI Rochester, WKAR, WNYE, Vermont Public and more


  • Added: Jan 08, 2024
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 8
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Hear music from the game that inspired HBO's hit TV series.

Bought by KUCO, WKAR, WXXI Rochester, Vermont Public, WNYE and more


  • Added: Jan 08, 2024
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 8
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"Always connect the player directly to the emotional core of the story. "

Bought by KUCO, WKAR, Vermont Public, WXXI Rochester, WNYE and more


  • Added: Jan 08, 2024
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 8
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The Legend of Zelda series boasts some of the most beloved scores in gaming history, with melodies that are woven into the fabric of video game cul...

Bought by KUCO, Vermont Public, WKAR, WBAA, WNYE and more


  • Added: Jan 08, 2024
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 8
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"When you get something as cool as BioShock to score, that's your chance to spread your wings."

Bought by KUCO, Vermont Public, WKAR, WBAA, WNYE and more


  • Added: Jan 08, 2024
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 8
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A new Final Fantasy title inspires as much excitement for its soundtrack as for the game itself, and 2023’s Final Fantasy 16 is no exception.

Bought by KUCO, Vermont Public, WKAR, WBAA, WNYE and more


  • Added: Jan 08, 2024
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 8
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 Vermont Public, KMXT, WKAR, WGTE Public Media, WNYE and more


  • Added: Sep 16, 2022
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 15
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 Vermont Public, WKAR, WGTE Public Media, WBAA, WNYE and more


  • Added: Aug 29, 2022
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 14
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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 Vermont Public, WKAR, WBAA, WGTE Public Media, WNYE and more


  • Added: Aug 22, 2022
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 13
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Classical music has been used on videogame soundtracks throughout their history.

Bought by Vermont Public, WKAR, WCAI / WNAN Cape & Islands, Mass., WBAA, WGTE Public Media and more


  • Added: Aug 18, 2022
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 15
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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, WBAA, Vermont Public, WKAR, WXXI Rochester and more


  • Added: Aug 18, 2022
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 15
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 Vermont Public, WKAR, WBAA, WXXI Rochester, WGTE Public Media and more


  • Added: Aug 01, 2022
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 15
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 Vermont Public, WKAR, WXXI Rochester, WBAA, WGTE Public Media and more


  • Added: Jul 25, 2022
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 15
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 WBAA, Vermont Public, WKAR, WGTE Public Media, WNYE and more


  • Added: Jul 19, 2022
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 15
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 WBAA, Vermont Public, WKAR, WGTE Public Media, WNYE and more


  • Added: Jul 11, 2022
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 14
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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 WBAA, Vermont Public, WKAR, WGTE Public Media, WNYE and more


  • Added: Jul 04, 2022
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 14
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 WBAA, Vermont Public, WKAR, WGTE Public Media, WNYE and more


  • Added: Jun 28, 2022
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 13
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 WBAA, Vermont Public, WKAR, WXXI Rochester, WGTE Public Media and more


  • Added: Jun 21, 2022
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 15