Game Awards to stage musical manufacturing at Hollywood Bowl

The Game Awards will subsequent 12 months deliver its format of honoring the previous, current and way forward for video video games to the Hollywood Bowl. On June 25 in a live performance backed by the Hollywood Bowl Orchestra and introduced by Los Angeles Philharmonic Assn., the Geoff Keighley-hosted Game Awards will current an evening of online game music that guarantees to span the final 10 years in gaming whereas additionally offering some seems forward.

“We’re just starting to plan out the show, but we want to look back at the past 10 years of [the Game Awards] and highlight many game of the year winners, but also look forward and preview some new music as well,” mentioned Keighley, founding father of the Game Awards. The live performance was introduced on the ninth version of the Game Awards, held Thursday evening on the Microsoft Theater.

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12:08 p.m. Dec. 9, 2022An earlier model of this text said that the live performance can be carried out by the Los Angeles Philharmonic. The live performance will likely be carried out by the Hollywood Bowl Orchestra in partnership with the Los Angeles Philharmonic Assn.

Music has at all times been a central tenet of the award present, which up to now has hosted pop stars comparable to Inexperienced Day and Grimes, but additionally usually has its personal orchestra enjoying samples of music from nominated video games. On Thursday, Bear McCreary’s work on “God of War Ragnarök” — an imposing orchestral work with hints of mysticism — received within the rating and music class.

This system for the Hollywood Bowl present, formally dubbed the Game Awards 10-Yr Celebration, has but to be introduced, however Keighley mentioned it continues his quest to deliver video video games into extra mainstream areas.

“I created the Game Awards to widen and deepen the appreciation of gaming as an art form, and this concert at the Bowl is a natural extension of that mission,” Keighley mentioned. “If there can be movie nights at the Bowl, there should be game nights too. We’ll start with this summer show in 2023, but in future years I’m hopeful we will see multiple nights of gaming music.”

The Hollywood Bowl present received’t be the primary time the Los Angeles Philharmonic has toyed with online game music. The orchestra and the L.A. Grasp Chorale in 2004 carried out picks from the “Final Fantasy” video games at Walt Disney Live performance Corridor and through the years has hosted “Video Games Live” on the Hollywood Bowl.

Keighley mentioned the Hollywood Bowl live performance will embrace video games giant and small.

“What’s great about our format is that we can highlight some of the biggest franchises, but also include smaller independent games too,” Keighley mentioned. “Those indie games by themselves might not fill the Bowl, but when they are put into a curated program with other titles, we can create a really special evening. It’s very similar to the Game Awards in that way — this will be a cross-industry concert with a lot of big games represented.”