Two different genres, two distinct styles, one unique event. The Game Music Foundation presents The Sounds of the Fireflies – an orchestral rendition of The Last of Us score, paired with The Symphony of the Realms, a symphonic concert featuring music from Baldur’s Gate 3. Southbank Centre’s Royal Festival Hall will resonate with the sound of video game music once more!
Two live concerts featuring music from The Last of Us franchise and Baldur’s Gate 3.
The Game Music Foundation is pleased to announce the fifth edition of the universally acclaimed Game Music Festival. On 4th May 2024, London’s Royal Festival Hall at Southbank Centre will once again host a celebration of the art of video game music with two live concerts featuring music from The Last of Us franchise and Baldur’s Gate 3. Additionally, an educational programme scheduled for the same day will allow music enthusiasts and aspiring composers to join masterclasses, panel discussions, and provide an opportunity to meet the brilliant minds behind the featured soundtracks.
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Game Music Festival 2024 will begin with The Sounds of the Fireflies, a musical journey through unforgiving yet hopeful world of The Last of Us. With 80 awards total, over 17 million copies sold, and TV adaptation being HBO Max’s most-watched project in history, both parts of Naughty Dog’s masterpiece left a strong imprint in hearts of gamers all over the world. BAFTA-nominated original scores composed by Oscar-winning guitar virtuoso Gustavo Santaolalla perfectly resonate with the emotional landscape of the game.
Between the shows on Saturday 4th May, the GMF 2024 educational programme will take place.
Taking the gaming world by storm, applauded by critics, and loved by fans – Baldur’s Gate 3, a recent entry to the legendary role-playing game franchise makes its epic musical debut with The Symphony of the Realms, the second concert of Game Music Festival 2024. A beautifully crafted world, great cast of characters, engrossing story, and freedom of choice accompanied by Borislav Slavov’s mesmerising music undoubtedly contributed to the staggering success of Baldur’s Gate 3.
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Game Music Festival is not exclusively about the concerts, it also features multiple educational events. Between the shows on Saturday 4th May, the GMF 2024 educational programme will take place, hosting masterclasses and various sessions. Participants will be able to meet industry professionals, improve their skills, and learn tips and tricks from the field of contemporary game music production. Attending these events can be invaluable for anyone planning to dive into composing or designing sound in games. Further details of the educational programme will be unveiled later.