Conduct Mussorgsky in the new Fantasia video game
12 June 2013, 11:28
A new video game based on the iconic Disney film Fantasia, called Fantasia: Music Evolved, will allow players to conduct Mussorgsky's 'Night On The Bare Mountain'.
The new computer game, to be released on Xbox 360 and the new Xbox One console in 2014, takes its inspiration from the animated classic, which featured a whole host of classical music.
Via the interactive Kinect platform and the use of an Xbox camera, players will be required to conduct a virtual orchestra and beat time correctly with their hands, which will then directly affect how the music sounds.
Speaking about the use of Modest Mussorgsky's classic tone poem, Fantasia: Music Evolved's creative director Matt Boch told Wired.com: "The inspiration is the moment of Mickey on the cliff, conducting the heavens and conducting the sea."
He added: "Exposing the complexities there, and taking something that people can often ignore, or think is elevator music, and expose to them all of the interesting nuances that are in there is I think a big part of what the game will be able to do for people."
The game is being developed by Harmonix, the company behind the smash hit Rock Band games, which allow players to experience playing live rock music. Fantasia: Music Evolved will also feature pop music by the likes of Queen and Bruno Mars.