“Climb!” to participate in NVA videogame music and audio festival

The National Videogame Arcade are proud to announce the launch of a new videogame music and audio festival on Friday 19 and Saturday 20 January 2018.

A series of talks, concerts and more will take place across The National Videogame Arcade, Nottingham Royal Concert Hall and Antenna, with Friday’s sessions taking an industry and student focus.

The festival will become an annual destination for videogame music and audio professionals, enthusiasts and fans of all descriptions.

Bringing a new perspective to the influence of videogames on classical music composer Maria Kallionpää and the University of Nottingham’s Mixed Reality Lab present their recent collaboration ‘Climb!’  The work, a virtuoso piece composed for Live Pianist, Disklavier and Interactive System, tests the skills of the performer with a series of ‘challenges’ with the interactive system mimicking “an invisible chamber music partner;” albeit a partner which tests their fellow performer by jumping to new points in the score, challenging them to overcome a series of musical trials. Adrian Hazzard, Research fellow at the University of Nottingham’s Mixed Reality Lab said “The University of Nottingham is delighted to be participating in All Your Bass, establishing a new, annual appointment for videogame audio and music. The NVA is at the vanguard of bringing cutting edge work to the public and we can’t wait to see what they make of our interactive musical experiences. We have ‘Climb’, a game like composition for pianist, self-playing piano and electronics and an exploratory locative audio walk around the streets of Nottingham City Centre.”

Watch a video about “Climb!” here.