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Just in time for Halloween, The Game Brass has released a new album, Brasslevania: A Tribute to the Video Game Macabre! The album is a core sample of music from some of the most terrifying games of all tim, including Silent Hill 2, Luigi's Mansion, Resident Evil, as well as more light-hearted music from Grim Fandango and Banjo-Kazooie.

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The Music and Gaming Festival, or MAGFest, is a four-day explosion of video game music! There are panels with composers and musicians, and LOTS of music making. I caught up with composer Wilbert Roget II to chat about the music he contributed to Destiny 2 Forsaken, and what makes MAGFest such a fun and meaningful experience.

One of the highlights of this year's Music and Gaming Festival, Jan 4-8 was a concert of music by Austin Wintory performed by the Videri String Quartet, oboist Kristin Naigus, singer Laura Intravia, percussionist Doug Perry and Austin on piano.

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At the upcoming Music and Gaming Fest, January 4-7, the Videri String Quartet will team up with award-winning composer Austin Wintory and visual artist Angela Bermudez to create a unique event. As the quartet plays Austin's music, Angela will paint whatever it inspires in her. As Rosie Samter, the Videri's violist explains, they've NEVER done anything like this before!