Music Interviews

Conversations with the performers, the conductors, the composers and other people instrumental in creating today's live and recorded classical music. 

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Composer Jack Wall says for him the most important quality of Call of Duty's Black Ops series is that it's cool, and you should feel cool playing it. Call of Duty Black Ops - Cold War, created by Treyarch  Studios is the fourth Black Ops game Jack has scored.  He used the game's setting in 1981 as the inspiration for a cool, tension-filled soundtrack. 

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In Immortals Fenyx Rising, created by Ubisoft, Typhon has taken away the Greek Gods' immortal powers, and in a bet with Zeus, Prometheus believes that a mere mortal, Fenyx, will be able to restore the powers Typhon has stolen. Soundtrack composer Gareth Coker says it was a fantastic experience to work with the developers at Ubisoft to create a score that fits the fantasy feel of the game, while including traditional Greek instruments for color.

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This summer the Videri String Quartet launched a competition, Quarantets, as a response to the COVID-19 pandemic and their separation from each other as performers.  The competition solicited string quartet arrangements of music from video games that were set in a post-apocolyptic world, or other circumstances in which life suddenly changed.

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You're invited to come along as the Stamford Symphony presents a spcial on-line premier, Venetian Holiday, featuring music by Vivaldi and Gabrieli performed by members of the orchestra. 

Kate Remington talks with Music Director Michael Stern about this unique event.

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