A New Show Brings The Sound of Gaming to Radio 3 Later This Month

By Alistair Jones on at

BBC Radio 3 is launching a new program dedicated to video game soundtracks later this month. The show, Sound of Gaming, will be hosted by BAFTA award-winning composer Jessica Curry, best-known within gaming spheres as co-founder of studio The Chinese Room, developer of Dear Esther and Everybody’s Gone to the Rapture.

Sound of Gaming aims to cover the genre’s entire spectrum, drawing from the powerful orchestral scores of massive blockbusters to indie electronica. Curry, who previously hosted ClassicFM’s High Score, will be joined by figures from across the industry to talk about the process of game development, including Celeste composer Lena Raine and Grant Kirkhope, who’s scored characters from Mario to Banjo-Kazooie.

Sound of Gaming begins at 3pm on October 26, and runs for four weeks.