Video Games Live – Bonus Round
Video Games Live will kick you in your face.
I recently had the pleasure of seeing Video Games Live and it simply ROCKED. For those of you not familiar, VGL is a concert that tours around the world performing classic numbers from the video game world. Here in Utah they grabbed the Utah Symphony and the Snow College Choir. So we got a great orchestra, a great choir, then add in some amazing individuals such as video game music god Tommy Tallarico hosting, a few numbers by internet sensation Flute Link (Laura Intravia), Emmanuel Fratianni to conduct, and the very talented Laurie Robinson as well.
The show was a smashing success. They make great use of the lights, lasers, and a screen in the background showing videos of the games themselves or even fan art that was submitted. They also added in a bit of comedy with plenty of jokes and video game bits like this game mashup:
The music was great. They have a huge amount of songs to pull from so there is a huge variety. They played all the classics from Castlevania, Mario, Sonic, and the hits just kept coming. We got to see a bit from Advent Rising which was created by Tommy Tallarico, Emmanuel Fratianni, and Laurie Robinson. It was a nice touch to have the original group there to play it. One intriguing item they did was a Tetris opera performed by Flute Li… I mean, Laura Intravia. She is as good with her voice as she was with the flute. The show was awesome. The only thing I wish I could have seen… is more. Luckily there is youtube to fill the void. Here’s a plethora of videos to get you sated til they come to your area. When they do, for the love of all that is holy buy tickets! You will not regret it!
Watch for my upcoming posts of the interviews with Tommy Tallarico and Laura “Flute Link” Intravia.