We love both video games and good music – and most of all, their common part. Finally, we have grown up to this passion to a whole new level. We decided to create something unique and at the same time bigger than our previous projects. Game Music Festival is much more than another music event. We want to create a space in which you will not only listen to live music but also meet the composers of famous video game soundtrack, as well as participate in lectures, workshops, and panel discussions.
The heart of the Festival will be the Main Hall of The National Forum of Music. When we prepared the festival, our work was driven by the idea of „slow listening”, to savor the music and the sound. The choice of place for our Festival is not a coincidence. Acoustics of The National Forum of Music halls guarantee a musical experience of the highest standards. We wanted to take advantage of such attributes of a specific instruments required it.
Monographic character of the concerts allows to focus on coherent music themes of a single production without jumping every few minutes to melodies from various games which often are horses of different color. Instead, we present you an opportunity of calm and leisure, to acquaint yourselves with the repertoire of a given composer in a format arranged specifically for this Festival.
We decided to create something unique and at the same time bigger than our previous projects.
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. Moreover, the concert halls have innovative systems for programming acoustics, including the shifting ceiling in the main concert hall and an air margin encircling it, allowing to control the length of reverberation.
The music will be played by the NFM Wroclaw Philharmonic and the Sound Factory Orchestra. The NFM’s symphonic orchestra was founded in 1945, and since then it has been delivering dozens of unique projects, also promoting Polish music around the world. Sound Factory Orchestra is a multimedia project that was created in 2009. Its mission is to promote and popularize projects related to contemporary art, primarily in the field of music and visual arts. Beside the NFM Orchestra and Sound Factory Orchestra, there will be more performers on the Festival’s stage, including the NFM Choir.
Unique musical scores were written specially for all four concerts of the Festival. They were created by several composers and arrangers, including Jan Sanejko, Aruto Matsumoto, and Robert Kurdybacha – all of them being brilliant and very talented artists who worked with video game soundtracks previously. The whole process was supervised by the creators of the original music and publishers of the games.
Assassin’s Creed II, Journey, ICO, Shadow of the Colossus, The Last Guardian, Abzu, The Banner Saga, Hitman. The music from these series will be performed live in Wroclaw, Poland, during a two-day festival fully devoted to the music and sound of the gaming industry.
Two days, three concerts, workshops, meetings with composers, and panel discussions. The details of the second edition of the Game Music Festival in Wroclaw, Poland, have been unveiled. A fully-fledged festival of this scale dedicated to the soundtracks of video games is a truly unique event. During the 18th and 19th of October 2019, a total of several hundred musicians will appear on the stage of the National Forum of Music. The previous edition of Game Music Festival received much praise and was well acclaimed by fans and composers alike, attracting an audience of over 5,000 participants total. There will be multiple accompanying events this time as well.