Working-Title Gaming site interviewed Jason Hayes, Blizzard Music Composer to talk about his role in the music of World of Warcraft. For those who have missed out in the last months, there are some Orchestra Tours playing many gaming music playings including World of Warcraft and Warcraft’s.
Do you sometimes dream about live performances of your works by a symphonic orchestra? Or ist there even something like this intended?
Jason Hayes: “Absolutely! I love the expression and power of a live orchestra, and I am very hopeful to get more music produced in this way. In the realm of live performance, it was definitely a dream come true when “Video Games Live” debuted at the Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles in July of last year, featuring music from the Warcraft series. Then in August, I travelled to Germany to attend the “Symphonic Game Music Concert” in Leipzig [Games Convention], where a suite of music from ?World of Warcraft? was performed. It was my first time in Germany, and I absolutely loved it!
Upcoming events include “Video Games Live” in March during the Game Developers Conference in San Jose, CA, and the “Play! A Game Music Symphony” concert series which will make its U.S. debut in May at the Rosemont Theatre in Chicago, followed by a June concert in Stockholm, Sweden at the Konserthuset.”