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Indie Symphony

The orchestra meets the controller in a one-night-only celebration of the indie game industry.
By David Allegretti
September 07, 2023
By David Allegretti
September 07, 2023

Attention all video game nerds (it's okay, nerds are cool now) and music lovers, this is one event you might want to free up your Friday night for. Indie Symphony is a one-night-only performance that will bring together the best of both worlds, with a live orchestral rendition of beloved soundtracks hailing from some of the most popular indie video games ever created.

Presented by Orchestra Victoria, the concert will feature music from Australia's own top-selling worldwide hit Hollow Knight, Grammy-nominated Journey, and Game of the Year winner Hades. The evening will also feature scores from Stray Gods, Celeste, Necrobarista, and Everybody's Gone to the Rapture.

The night promises to be a feast for the eyes as well as the ears, as gameplay from all titles will be projected onto a giant screen. It's like watching your favourite gamer's Twitch stream, only heaps better.

The night will be hosted by ABC's Game Show host, Meena Shamaly, and will feature a Q&A session with some of the composers and musicians post-performance. Names to look forward to include Simon Hall, Steven Gates, and Austin Wintory, the latter of which is the mastermind behind the 2012 emotional rollercoaster Journey — the first video game title to be nominated for a Grammy.

If you've ever wondered what goes into making video games, this is a rare opportunity to hear directly from the people who create these beloved titles and the music that brings them to life.

Indie Orchestra at Hamer Hall Melbourne

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