Auntie Beeb's Broadcasting a Games Concert This Afternoon

By Rich Stanton on at

"The man that hath no music in himself", says Lorenzo, "the motions of his spirit are dull as night [...] let no such man be trusted. Mark the music." Well well well. I wouldn't recommend the Merchant of Venice as life advice but it's pretty bang-on in this regard.

From 2pm today BBC Radio 3 is broadcasting a concert with Jessica Curry, Eimear Noone and the BBC concert orchestra, which was recorded yesterday at the Maida Vale studio. Jessica Curry is the co-founder of The Chinese Room and, among other work, her soundtrack for Everybody's Gone to the Rapture won a BAFTA (here's her bandcamp page). Eimear Noone is a composer and conductor who has a list of epic soundtracks as long as your arm, but one name sticks out: from World of Warcraft, her work features on pretty much every Blizzard game.

So turn that radio on for the Horde! The show will feature work from these composers but also others including Nobuo Uematsu, Olivier Derivière and Jeremy Soule. It'll run over three hours and you'll hear tunes from games like Destiny 2, Final Fantasy X, and Kingdom Hearts.

You can listen to BBC Radio 3 on 90.2 to 92.4 FM, or online here. The concert runs from 2pm to 3:30pm, so that's this afternoon sorted. If you're reading this after the fact, the show will be archived here.