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Would you go to a concert featuring Sim City music? Or non-mainstream video game music in general?

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bobschuler Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2013  Student General Artist
My orchestra's next concert is going to be featuring works from the original Sim City for the Super Nintendo Entertainment System.

My question: is there really a market for less-popular video game music, or should video game music stick to what everyone knows and loves with the occasional oddball piece thrown in?
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SmarticleParticle Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
That would be so awesome! Personally I would love to hear the Portal or Assassin's Creed soundtracks played by an orchestra, that would be epic. :D
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bobschuler Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2013  Student General Artist
I'm afraid to do music from portal because it would have to be done without vocals -- I refuse to play either ending credits without GLaDOS's voice.

Assassin's Creed is on my list of games to play eventually so I can get a good handle on the soundtrack.
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mphtmnslt Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2013
Depends on the game. I'd go for The Legend of Zelda or Metroid series.
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bobschuler Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2013  Student General Artist
Right, that's what I feel like most people want to hear. :/
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VRCooke Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2013
Likely not for Sim City, but there are a few games with great scores. I'd definitely consider it.
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bobschuler Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2013  Student General Artist
Interesting. What games would you consider it for?
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VRCooke Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2013
Hmmm...:

-Ghost Recon Advanced Warfigter (Tom Salta did such an excellent job)
-Final Fantasy (there actually was a concert in town for this about a year or so ago; I just didn't make it).
-Mass Effect 2
-Assassin's Creed 2

That's all I can think of off the top of my head now, but I'm sure there are loads more.
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bobschuler Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2013  Student General Artist
Oh wow, Ghost Recon is something I have never seen come up on polls, questions, etc. Thanks for suggesting it, I'll be looking it up soon.

I need to get on Assassin's Creed -- I haven't played the series and I'm ashamed.
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VRCooke Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2013
Haha no need to be ashamed! Life gets busy sometimes :)

If I think of anything else, I'll let you know.
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WolfySpice Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
I was going to say "If only it also includes the SNES music". Bloody christ I love that game's music. Soundtrack to my childhood.

Then again I'm not exactly the typical person, y'know? I wouldn't use myself as a gauge for what most people would like.
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