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7 November 2019, 10:26
The ground-breaking show dedicated entirely to video game music returns for another series.
Eímear will present six episodes of the hit show, where she will take listeners through an exciting and surprising exploration of the video game genre.
Noone is one of the world’s leading composers of video game scores, and has written music for World of Warcraft, Overwatch, Hearthstone, Heroes of the Storm and Starcraft II.
The first episode will be broadcast on Saturday 9 November from 9pm to 10pm, and the series will continue every Saturday night for the following five weeks.
Each hour-long episode will focus on a different theme, with the first episode exploring the music of Japan, including the first names to achieve legendary status in the video game music industry: Japanese composers Koji Kondo (The Legend of Zelda) and Nobuo Uematsu (Final Fantasy).
Speaking exclusively to Classic FM, Noone said: “Video game music is the perfect gateway to the classics for a younger audience, especially since the sonority of the orchestra is already in their hearts and minds.
“It’s also fun to let existing classical music fans in on the zeitgeist of this new form of orchestral pop art, even if they’ve never played a video game in their lives. Classic FM is the perfect home for both audiences.”