Music Interviews

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

True VR / Top Dollar PR

TIKAL, Night of the Blood Moon is an immersive virtual reality experience, in which you and friends are discovering age-old secrets in a specially-built space that's totally immersive.  Composer Jakob Eisenbach's soundtrack and sound design complete the compelling experience.

  TIKAL Night of the Blood Moon is currently playing in many locations in Europe, as well as Las Vegas, Los Angeles and Canada.

Ramin Djawadi and Brandon Campbell have collaborated on some blockbuster series, including Game of Thrones and Westworld. They say Amazon's Game Studios gave them an incredible oppportunity to create the music for the huge, mysterious setting of Aeturnum in the just-released MMO, New World.

The Artful Escape / Annapurna Interactive

Imagine you're the nephew of a legendary folk music icon, about to perform your first concert. Only thing is, you're really not sure you want to follow the path that seems set out for you. That's the dilemma young Francis Vendetti faces in Johnny Galvatron's visionary game, The Artful Escape. Johnny Galvatron is a true Australian rock star, signed by a label and off on a tour before he finished university. The Artful Escape is his way of reconnecting with a side of music he didn't get a chance to explore earlier. 

Double Fine / Top Dollar PR

Fourteen years after Tim Shafer's Double Fine Productions released the quirky Psychonauts, composer Peter McConnell had a chance to expand on the themes and musical ideas he concieved for the orignal game. He describes the chance to work on Psychonauts 2 as "the opportunity of a lifetime!"

The Norwalk Symphony Orchestra's opening concert of this season on September 25th presents American Trailblazers.  The program includes familiar music by Copland, Bernstein and Barber, along with works by two remarkable women: Florence Price and Connecticut resident Gwyneth Walker. Kate Remington talks with Music Director and conductor Jonathan Yates about this opening concert, and what we can expect for the rest of the season.