The BBCiPlayer can now download the BBC Proms game music concert

The BBCiPlayer can now download the BBC Proms game music concert

A concert at this year''s BBC Proms is now available for viewing.

Each summer, a musical festival in London''s Royal Albert Hall is held, but this is the first time the classical music festival has featured a concert dedicated to game music.

The event - entitled Gaming Prom From 8-Bit to Infinity - took place earlier this week, hosted by BBC gaming reporter Steffan Powell and Louise Blain, who has produced the excellent Sound of Gaming podcast on BBC Sounds.

Had a blast photographing the first ever video game music @bbcproms concert at the Albert Hall. It''s moving, dramatic, and nostalgic - and on the telly later BBC 4 | 8pm Big shout to @shiny_demon my onstage partner and @moods_jpg for the #PressXtoContinue reboot

"For the first time, the BBC Proms dedicates an entire concert to gaming music," the BBC tells. "In this specially curated programme, filmmaker Robert Ames leads the electronically enhanced Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, which takes audiences on a sonic journey from 8-bit to infinity.

As the concert begins with two newly commissioned compositions that combine gaming music from the 1980s and 1990s, from Chronos to Pokemon Red, as well as instantly recognisable digital sound effects.

"The luxurious orchestral scoring of Final Fantasy VIII and Kingdom Hearts is at the centre of the presentation, culminating in Hildur Gunadottir and Sam Slater''s experimental score for Battlefield 2042."

Head on over to the BBC iPlayer to watch the whole series.

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