Music Respawn with Kate Remington

WSHU Public Radio’s Kate Remington combines her love of classical music and video games in this series of informal conversations with composers and performers of game soundtracks. Plus, there’s lots of music in the interviews, so you can hear it for yourself!

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Seven The Days Long Gone is set on a post-apocalyptic prison island, where scavenging and stealth are the main ways to stay alive. As bleak as the game world is, composer Marcin Przybylowicz felt strongly that music should be an integral part of the experience because, as he says, "music is part of our humanity."

Like lots of 10-year olds, Trevor Gomes was completely sucked into the world of Pokémon! Years later, he and a group of talented arrangers recreated all those happy memories of the classic Pokémon games with stunning piano arrangements and performances.

The latest chapter in the Dead Rising story sees hero Frank West heading back to the little town of Willamette, Colorado, to handle another Christmas zombie outbreak. This time, he has help from some Capcom Heroes! Composer Oleksa Lozowchuk said he and the music team at Capcom Vancouver had a blast mixing themes from Mega Man, Ryu and others into the soundtrack for Frank's Big Package.