Video game music refers to any of the musical pieces or soundtracks and background musics found in video games. It can range from a simple synthesizer tune to an orchestral piece, usually such that the older the game, the simpler the music. Music can also be an important gameplay element in certain types of video games (like rhythm games). Beginning in the fifth generation, video game music began to be more complex, and with the sixth generation and continuing with the seventh, video games have complex soundtracks similar to the film scores of movies, and sometimes even interactive soundtracks which change based on player input in order to create an appropriate atmosphere. The complexity of the music improved to the point where the score of a video game became almost indistinguishable from the music played in the finest concert halls. As musical capabilities of consoles increased, big names signed on with Trent Reznor composing music for Quake and Hans Zimmer for Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2, among many others. Conversely, game composers crossed over: Michael Giacchino made his name with the Medal of Honor series, and went on to compose the music for both the Alias and Lost television series, and the film Star Trek released in 2009. Beginning in the early 2000s, it became increasingly common for video game soundtracks to be commercially sold or performed in concerts that focus on video game music.
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... Garry Schyman (born 1954) is an American film, television, and video game music composer ... from the University of Southern California with a degree in music composition in 1978, and began work in the television industry, writing music for such television series as Magnum ... At the request of a friend in 1993, he composed the music for the video game Voyeur, but after creating the music for two more games he left the industry, citing the low budgets and poor quality of video game music at ...
... See also Video game music, Chiptune, and Bitpop When the first electronic games were sold, they only had rudimentary sound chips with which to produce music ... advanced, the quality of sound and music these game machines could produce increased dramatically ... The first game to take credit for its music was Xevious, also noteworthy for its deeply (at that time) constructed stories ...
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“It is among the ranks of school-age children, those six- to twelve-year-olds who once avidly filled their free moments with childhood play, that the greatest change is evident. In the place of traditional, sometimes ancient childhood games that were still popular a generation ago, in the place of fantasy and make- believe play . . . todays children have substituted television viewing and, most recently, video games.”
—Marie Winn (20th century)
“But the dark changed to red, and torches shone,
And deafening music shook the leaves; a troop
Shouldered a litter with a wounded man,
Or smote upon the string and to the sound
Sang of the beast that gave the fatal wound.”
—William Butler Yeats (18651939)
“These people figured video was the Lords preferred means of communicating, the screen itself a kind of perpetually burning bush. Hes in the de-tails, Sublett had said once. You gotta watch for Him close.”
—William Gibson (b. 1948)
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—Virginia Graham (b. 1912)