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Posted at 4:18 PM on August 6, 2010 by Rex Levang (1 Comments)
Filed under: Fun finds

Anne Midgette has an interesting column on a new trend: the orchestra concert devoted to video-game music.

As Midgette notes, "It's striking that video games, the ultimate pop medium, continue to rely on orchestral sound" -- as opposed to the hip-hop or rock that you might expect. She doesn't offer any theories why this is so, and as someone with little exposure (OK, no exposure) to the world of gaming, I can only guess. Something to do with Hollywood? Comments or explanations, anybody?


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Classical orchestral music stimulates the brain. Rock and Roll is distracting at best, and more often brain numbing.

Posted by Sylvia | August 13, 2010 11:27 PM