This week I attended the Game of Thrones Live Concert Experience. At least I think that's the official name for it. Stadium acoustics aside (it was in the arena where they often host hockey matches), it's an amazing touring event led by Game of Thrones composer Ramin Djawadi, who serves as the evening's conductor, musician,… Continue reading Experiencing the Music of “Game of Thrones” Live!
Electronic Music in Early Science Fiction
Sound is such an important part of a science fiction world. I'm always listening to the big hit soundtracks, like Daft Punk's Tron: Legacy and the score for the first Mass Effect game. But what's interesting to me as a fan sci-fi as well as music is that some of the earliest electronic music composers were inspired by a… Continue reading Electronic Music in Early Science Fiction
Kraftwerk Meets 8-Bit
As a massive Kraftwerk fan, I was thrilled to find a totally original tribute to Kraftwerk called 8-Bit Operators. On this CD, a number of chiptune musicians retool Kraftwerk's hits using mostly 8-bit video game systems. It's a riot for the ears. Must-hears include Nullsleep's "The Model" and Herbert Weixelbaum's totally video-gamey "Tanzmusik," which sounds like… Continue reading Kraftwerk Meets 8-Bit