Kate Remington


Elsinore, inspired by Shakespeare's Hamlet, gives players a chance to re-write the action, playing as Ophelia, who talks to the characters to try to fend off the doom of the haunted castle in Denmark.  Composer Adam Gubman told me he loved working on his Elizabethan-inspired soundtrack so much, he ended up writing much more music than the developers asked for.


When composer Chad Seiter got an invitation to create a live concert of music from video games, he immediately thought how awesome it would be to shine the spotlight on music from independent games. The Game Theory Concert will be presented on October 5th at the Ford Amphitheater in Los Angeles.


This year is the fifth anniversary of the week-long Charles Ives Concert Series in Danbury, Connecticut. Taking inspiration from its namesake, the Ives Concert Series presents contemporary music as well as traditional works all performed by emerging and established musicians and composers. Kate Remington talked with the series' founder and artistic director, Paul Frucht, about this season, which begins on August 4. 

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Mortal Kombat was the first game series that Wilbert Roget remembers totally falling in love with. The characters and the story were so much more real than those of many other games at the time. As he told me, he was thrilled to have the opportunity to write the soundtrack for the newest iteration, Mortal Kombat 11


The theme for this season's Bridgehampton Chamber Music Festival is "Winds of Change." Kate Remington talked with the festival's founder and artistic director, flutist Marya Martin, about how this theme is woven throughout the season, which includes the complete works for winds by Mozart, as well as music by women composers who are shaking things up. The festival opens on Sunday, July 21.