Video Games Live: Concert Celebrates Video Game Music at the Greek
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The last date listed for Video Games Live was Thursday June 4, 2009 / 8:00pm.
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An all-star lineup -- including David Byrne, Alexis Taylor (Hot Chip), Pat Mahoney (LCD Soundsystem), Kele Okereke (Bloc Party), Money Mark, Joshua Redman, Sinkane and the legendary Lijadu Sisters of Nigeria in their first live performance in 30 years -- takes the stage at the Greek to perform the futuristic, synth-heavy electronic music of elusive Nigerian artist William Onyeabor. The evening begins with a DJ set by special guest Wooden Wisdom (Elijah Wood & Zach Cowie). Onyeabor self-released eight nearly impossible-to-find albums between 1978 and 1985 in Nigeria, but after becoming a born-again Christian turned his back on his work and refused to speak about it for nearly three decades. Last year, after a five-year odyssey to track down Onyeabor and secure his permission to release his music, the Luaka Bop label issued World Psychedelic Classics 5: Who Is William Onyeabor? The album was named one of Time magazine's top ten albums of the year and Pitchfork's Best Reissue of the Year 2013. Even now, after the album's enormous success, the artist's life story remains a mystery -- and he seems content to keep it that way. Learn More
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Reviews & Ratings
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I was completely surprised by this event! VGL takes you back to the past, giving due credit to the video games and creators that shaped the gaming community to how it is today.
Who ever thought there was so much rich history and emotion behind an industry that revolves around computers?
Jumping back and forth between the historic games and the newer ones, the orchestra interprets bigger music for the older games, and also gives an opportunity to see the real work behind a video game composition.
This is fully-interactive, the show is chock full of gaming history, bringing audience participation to the stage, prizes for the real devoted gamers and special guests from the creative side of video games are introduced with fantastically random stories that I'd never imagine.
This was a great show. The Greek Theatre proved an amazing venue, hidden away in the hills; it's sort of funny seeing video games in an outdoor setting, but its refreshing, open, freeing.
Whereas typically, the music takes supporting role to the graphics, in this setting, the roles are switched. This presentation gives a chance to focus on the music without as much visual distraction.
Video Games Live, an immersive concert event featuring music from the greatest video games of all time, will take place at the Greek Theatre.
Created and produced by industry veterans and world famous video game composers Tommy Tallarico and Jack Wall, Video Games Live features top orchestras and choirs from around the world performing along with exclusive video footage and music arrangements, synchronized lighting, solo performers, electronic percussion, live action and unique interactive segments to create an explosive one-of-a-kind entertainment experience. This unique event features music and exclusive video from popular franchises such as: Mario™, Zelda®, Halo®, Final Fantasy®, Warcraft®, Sonic™, Guitar Hero™, Tron and a special Classic Arcade Medley featuring over 20+ games from Pong® to Donkey Kong® including such classics as Dragon’s Lair, Tetris, Frogger, Ghosts ’n Goblins, Gauntlet, Space Invaders, Outrun and many more!
Video Games Live is the largest and most successful video game concert in the world having already performed to over 250,000 people on five continents. Picture the excitement and energy of a rock concert mixed with the power and emotion of a symphony orchestra combined together by the technology,interactivity, stunning visuals and fun that only video games can provide. Don’t miss Video Games Live a spectacular sensory experience that can be enjoyed by the entire family!