Joystick 5.0 Symphony Concert To Feature Legendary Jason Graves
Peter Donnell / 5 years ago
SCORE Concert Productions, the Malmo Symphony Orchestra and Bandai Namco Partners Sweden have announced that BAFTA award-winning American composer Jason Graves will guest conduct during this year’s JOYSTICK 5.0 concerts in Malmö, Sweden on May 31 and June 1 at the Malmö Concert Hall.
For the fifth incarnation of the immensely popular concert series, the Malmö Symphony Orchestra will perform several pieces by the two-time British Academy award-winning composer Jason Graves. A brand new heroic suite from the critically acclaimed Tomb Raider soundtrack will be conducted by Graves himself. The audience will also experience his chilling music from the sci-fi horror series Dead Space.
I’m not normally one to sit down and listen to video game music at home, I’d rather just play the game and enjoy it there, but I can’t deny that game music scores have offered some truly classic pieces over the last few decades and both Tomb Raider and Dead Space are testament to that, I for one would love to get seat at this show, but Sweden isn’t exactly close to my house.
JOYSTICK producer Orvar Säfström: “Jason Graves is one of the most talented and interesting composers in game music today. We are immensely happy to welcome him to our concert, and even more excited that he will conduct the Malmö Symphony Orchestra himself.”
A classically-trained composer and world percussionist, Jason Graves has conducted and recorded his live orchestral scores at Abbey Road Studios, Air Studios London, Capitol Records, FOX, Paramount Pictures and Skywalker Sound. Graves previously conducted the Tomb Raider “Survivor” Trailer at the Spike TV Video Game Awards in Los Angeles and his music from the original Dead Sapce has been performed at the Royal Albert Hall in London. Jason’s concerto for string quartet from Dead Space 2, “Lacrimosa” was premiered to a live audience at the SCORE symphony concert in Falun, Sweden earlier this year.
The JOYSTICK and SCORE concerts are exciting musical adventures for both hardcore gamers and orchestra fans. The first JOYSTICK (2006) holds the world record for a video game concert with an audience of 17,000. For more information visit www.scoreconcert.com.