Details for the Third Game Music Festival in Poland Announced

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The Game Music Foundation (the creators of GameMusic.net and Game Music Records) has revealed details of the third Game Music Festival in Wroclaw, Poland. It is a full music festival dedicated to the soundtracks of video games! The event will be taking place on October 16th and 17th on the stage of the National Forum of Music. It will include music from the games of Larian Studios and Supergiant games.

Of course, this year’s event is being affected by the Covid-19 pandemic. As such it will take on a hybrid format, where all concerts will be available online according to the press release. The organizers are taking safety very seriously, which is why the amount of tickets that will be available to go in person is being strictly limited this time around. This will enable them to maintain proper social distancing of the audience members. So those who get to be there in person to see the event live can be relatively safe while they enjoy the music show. Everyone else will be able to watch via the internet, free of charge.

Find out about some of the individual concerts and other details of the show below:


The Third Music Festival | Sympony of Four Worlds & Sympony of Sin

The first concert in the third Game Music Festival will be The Symphony of Four Worlds. This performance pays homage to four different titles by Supergiant Games, including Transistor, Hades, Pyre, and Bastion. Each of these titles features the eclectic styled music of Darren Korb. These soundtracks will be performed live by the Sound Factory Orchestra with new arrangements. They will be conducted by Robert Kurdybacha, who returns from performances at the previous Game Music Festival events.

The second concert featured in the third Game Music Festival will be The Symphony of Sin. This one will give fans a chance to hear a world premier of some music from Baldur’s Gate III, which is set in the Dungeons & Dragons universe. This concert will also feature a lot of music from Larian Studios’ acclaimed title, Divinity: Original Sin II. What these have in common is that they are both composed by Borislav Slavov. This concert will be performed by the National Forum of Music Philharmonic.

It should be noted that the performers mentioned above are not the only ones that will be in the Third Music Festival, as there will be others. Also, the organizers commented on the event in the press release, saying:

“This year is different for us for obvious reasons. Thus we want to meet the expectations of our fans by preparing a high quality streaming of both concerts. A professional transmission will be available online for free. We are also planning to invite some special guests onsite, if only the regulations allow us to. Nevertheless, masterclass workshops and meet & greet sessions are also possible remotely. We focus on the highest artistic quality, so once again we decided to cooperate with the National Forum of Music which has one of the best philharmonic halls in the world in terms of sheer acoustics.”

Here are some important details about the event quoted from the press release:

  • Tickets – The price range of tickets for this event starts from 79 PLN and rises depending on the location of the seat. Combined passes for all festival concerts start from 199 PLN. Strictly limited VIP vouchers are also available
  • Online participation – This year’s GMF will take place in a hybrid format – all concerts will be also transmitted online.
  • Venue – The Witold Lutoslawski National Forum of Music (NFM) is an impressive edifice located in Wroclaw, Poland. The perfect acoustics of its concert halls put it among the very best objects of its kind in the world.
  • Artists – The music will be played by the NFM Wroclaw Philharmonic and the Sound Factory Orchestra. Beside the NFM Orchestra and Sound Factory Orchestra, there will be more performers on the Festival’s stage, including a choir and soloists.

The previous Game Music Festivals brought in an audience of more than 100,000 people in all. They were much praised by both fans and composers. You can watch last year’s event right here if you wish:

 

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Michael is also a computer programmer. This started with a toy he got as a kid called Pre-Computer 1000 that was made by V-Tech. It had a simple programming mode (a bare-bones version of BASIC) which is what started him down the road of being a programmer! Michael can program in BASIC, Visual Basic, C++, C#, and is familiar with Java and Lua Script.

Putting programming and gaming together, Michael became a hobbyist game developer, which may give him some good insights on game development! Most recently, he has been playing with the Unity 3D game engine (a powerful and easy-to-use engine) and learning 3D modelling in Blender.

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