Wednesday, July 28, 2010

LPO Promotes Video Game Violence on PBS

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Video Games Live is on a mission to prove that orchestral music and gamers can peacefully co-exist. The tour is the brainchild of composer Tommy Tallarico (cousin to Aerosmith's Steven Tyler). A tour performance featuring the Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra at Kenner's Pontchartrain Center in April (previewed here) was filmed by PBS, and the show premieres on local station WYES at 4 p.m. Sunday, August 1. The tour features contemporary classical music scored for popular video games including Halo, Blizzard, Mario and God of War. (Watch the trailer above to hear Jamie Lee Curtiss explain why World of Warcraft is better than James Cameron's Avatar.) Performances combine live music and scenes from popular games projected on screens above the orchestra and add other effects.

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