This week on the Jeff Rubin Jeff Rubin Show, Jeff is joined by Zelda Symphony Producer Jason Michael Paul.
They talk about how he got into producing classical videogame concerts, what a classical videogame concert actually is, and if an occarina is actually used to play the music. It’s all very interesting, but if you’re still not completely sold, here are some quotes to help convince you:
All the music from the Zelda games are compatible. What we do is take the music and take these original themes and tunes and we are making them into full blown orchestrations. Essentially we are mimicking the sound and adding context and structure to it. - Jason Michael Paul on the difference between the actual game music and his orchestrial version.
The visuals are always in sync with the music. It’s not just one game, it’s from all the games basically. It’s like a retelling of the story of The Legend of Zelda through the visuals and the music. So the soundtrack is more or less an accompaniment to the visuals. - Jason Michael Paul on the importance of the visuals in their show.
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