Game Music Foundation are today very excited and proud to announce that the Game Music Festival is to take place in Poland between October 16th and 17th this year (2020).
Baldur’s Gate III, Divinity: Original Sin II, Transistor, Hades, Pyre, Bastion. The amazing music from these games will be performed live in Wroclaw, Poland, during a festival fully devoted to the soundtracks of video games. A strictly limited amount of tickets is available for purchase. The event will be also streamed online!
The details of the third edition of the Game Music Festival in Wroclaw, Poland have been unveiled. A fully-fledged festival of this scale dedicated to the soundtracks of video games is a truly unique event. During the 16th and 17th of October 2020, the prestigious stage of the National Forum of Music will be filled with music known from titles produced by Larian Studios and Supergiant Games.
The previous editions of Game Music Festival received much praise and were praised by fans and composers alike, attracting an audience of over 10,000 participants total. There will be multiple accompanying events this time as well. The whole initiative is organized by the Game Music Foundation, and tickets are already available for purchase.
Take a look at last year’s edition of the Game Music Festival:
Welcome to the world of soundtracks of video games – Offline and Online!
Due to the pandemic situation, this year’s GMF will take place in a hybrid format – all concerts will be also transmitted online.
Safety is the top priority for organizers, hence the amount of tickets for this edition is strictly limited, in order to enable proper social distancing rules among the audience.
Those fans who purchase the limited entry passes will be able to hear and see the performances live on stage, a true one-of-a-kind experience. Given the unusual circumstances, organizers decided to prepare professional streaming online, so that fans worldwide can participate in the festival remotely, free of charge.
The Symphony of Four Worlds & The Symphony of Sin
The Symphony of Four Worlds is the first concert of this year’s Game Music Festival. It is an opus that pays homage to four amazing games: Transistor, Hades, Pyre, Bastion. Each of them has earned a special spot in the hearts of gamers also thanks to the awesome music by Darren Korb whose eclectic style is their common denominator.
These diverse soundtracks will be presented live in surprising arrangements by the Sound Factory Orchestra, conducted by Robert Kurdybacha, who delivered incredible performances during previous GMFs. This time they will take the listeners on a journey across the visionary worlds by Supergiant Games.
The second concert of the festival will be The Symphony of Sin, a true delight for all RPG enthusiasts. Fans will hear the world premiere of music from Baldur’s Gate III, the upcoming continuation of cult classic games set in the Dungeons & Dragons universe.
Furthermore, the other main ingredient of this event is the soundtrack of Divinity: Original Sin II – the critically acclaimed flagship title by Larian Studios. Both of these were composed by Borislav Slavov and will be performed live by the seasoned NFM Philharmonic.
As the organizers explain:
“This year is different for us for obvious reasons. Thus we want to meet the expectations of our fans by preparing high-quality streaming of both concerts. A professional transmission will be available online for free. We are also planning to invite some special guests onsite if only the regulations allow us to. Nevertheless, masterclass workshops and meet & greet sessions are also possible remotely.
We focus on the highest artistic quality, so once again we decided to cooperate with the National Forum of Music which has one of the best philharmonic halls in the world in terms of sheer acoustics.”
Most important facts about the festival:
Tickets – The price range of tickets for this event starts from 79 PLN and rises depending on the location of the seat. Combined passes for all festival concerts start from 199 PLN. Strictly limited VIP vouchers are also available
Online participation – This year’s GMF will take place in a hybrid format – all concerts will be also transmitted online.
Venue – The Witold Lutoslawski National Forum of Music (NFM) is an impressive edifice located in Wroclaw, Poland. The perfect acoustics of its concert halls put it among the very best objects of its kind in the world.
Artists – The music will be played by the NFM Wroclaw Philharmonic and the Sound Factory Orchestra. Besides the NFM Orchestra and Sound Factory Orchestra, there will be more performers on the Festival’s stage, including a choir and soloists.
About Game Music Foundation:
We are a group of individuals passionate about the music of video games. Our team created gamemusic.net which has been one of the most active and comprehensive portals dedicated to game audio since 2006.
We are based in Poland, but our mission spreads internationally. Our activities include soundtrack reviews, interviews with composers, organization of events, workshops, and discussion panels. We also run gamemusic records, a label releasing game music on vinyl, like Frostpunk or Heroes of Might & Magic.
Jonas “O.J” Ek
The Gaming Ground
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