Podcast EP 34: Arnie Roth & Final Fantasy: A New World

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Arnie Roth is an American Grammy Award-winning conductor, composer, and record producer, best known for conducting numerous concerts for video game music. He is also a classically trained violinist and a member of the Grammy Award-winning music group Mannheim Steamroller. Roth is also the principal conductor and music director of the Chicagoland Pops Orchestra, Play! A Video Game Symphony, and several Final Fantasy concerts including Distant Worlds and Final Fantasy A New World.


SPECIAL GIVEAWAY – Win a pair of tickets to the January 23, 2016 Miami, Florida performance of Final Fantasy: A New World – CLICK HERE TO ENTER! (Contest ends 1/19/16). 


 

Join us as we talk about:

  • Arnie’s involvement with the music of the Final Fantasy.
  • What is unique about the music of Final Fantasy, and Final Fantasy A New World.
  • Some of the amazing ways that fans express their passion for the music and the games themselves.
  • The magic behind translating the music of Final Fantasy into full orchestral performances.
  • What Arnie has learned in his own life through being a part of directing and performing music from Final Fantasy games.
  • …and much more!

Learn more about Final Fantasy: A New World by going here: http://ffnewworld.com/

Podcast EP 23: Rika Muranaka Interview – Composer: Metal Gear Solid, Silent Hill, Castlevania:SOTN

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Rika Muranaka is an accomplished and established composer. She’s a producer for AAA video games like Metal Gear Solid 1,2,3,4.,Silent Hill and Castlevania: Symphony of the Night.

Join us as we discuss:

  • Which project has been her favorite
  • The story behind the unique sound from Metal Gear Solid that Rika composed for Hideo Kojima
  • The importance of collaboration
  • The exciting new projects Rika is working on (including work with Krayzie Bone of Bone Thugs-n-Harmony, a TV show, and a mobile app!)
  • Who inspires Rika
  • Her best advice to individuals starting out in their career
  • And more!

Follow Rika on Twitter: @unjazzmusic

http://rndentertainmentusa.com/

Buy Mastering The Game: What Video Games Can Teach Us About Success In Life

Background music for Mastering The Game spot:  “La Calahorra” by Rolemusic, used under Creative Commons License.

Intro/Outtro: Playing With Power by Fantomenk, used with permission.

Podcast EP 21: Brentalfloss (Brent Black) Interview

brentalfloss with lyrics interview brent blackBrent “brentalfloss” Black is a comedian, musician, and gamer. He first gained notoriety when he added lyrics to the title theme from Mega Man 3 and created the “With Lyrics” series on Youtube. He has since grown a Youtube subscriber base of nearly 300,000 and released three full-length albums which have reached the top ten in both the Bandcamp and iTunes comedy charts. … Continue reading

An Expert Shares How to Really Listen to Music and Change Your Life

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As I continue to explore the intersection of life, leadership, and video games, I would be terribly remiss if I did not speak about a key component and source of joy in my life: music.

Now at first, those not familiar with video games might find this to be a strange thought. In fact, if you are thinking about early games like pong and Continue reading

Podcast EP 10 – Interview with Hans Van Vliet of 7Bit Hero

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Today’s interview is with Hans from 7bit Hero, he is the frontman for the bitpop band based out of Brisbane, Australia. The group’s music combines chiptune samples, old-school gaming, as well as live instruments to create an experience unlike any other. 7bit Hero has played notable shows including the EB Games Expo, and PAX AUS. Their song Come on. Stand out was nominated at the … Continue reading

Happy Easter!

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Happy Easter from us here at ClassicallyTrained!

In appropriate fashion, I thought I’d share with you Tyler Larson’s The 8-Bit Hymnal 3 (Easter Edition) for your Easter/Gaming Inspired listening pleasure (it’s free, but I’m sure donations are appreciated).

I hope you enjoy listening to 8 bit style renditions of classics such as:
Joyful, Joyful, We Adore Thee and The Old Rugged Cross.