In Los Angeles and looking for something to do with your Saturday night? Look no further than Goya Studios, where the music of Red Dead Redemption 2 will be echoing throughout the venue.
As part of the Red Bull Music Festival that has been ongoing since February 7th, composer Woody Jackson - who is most notably known for his work on the Grand Theft Auto V soundtrack - has once again partnered with Rockstar Games to bring the 80-plus hour score from the critically-acclaimed Red Dead Redemption 2 to life. Jackson has composed a reimagined score inspired by the Western outlaw story, which will be performed by a full ensemble, along with special guests, including experimental Indonesian duo, Senyawa.
The concert comes as a similar premise to other orchestral performances that featured video game-inspired music, such as the Video Games Live series of performances, in which the Colorado Symphony performed music from games such as Kingdom Hearts, Warcraft, Street Fighter, Mega Man, and Final Fantasy.
Video game audio and soundtracks certainly play a pivotal role in defining the legacy of a game. Where would Mario be without his original level-based theme songs? Would Halo have resonated as much with gamers without its iconic opening score? And let’s not forget the alert sound from Metal Gear Solid. Sound and audio design is just as important to video games as the gameplay and graphics. Red Dead Redemption 2 nailed it, in terms of its in-game score and the ability to fully encompass players within the setting of the Old West.
If you have never experienced a performance with an orchestra playing music inspired by video games, it is truly a sight (and sound) to behold. Hearing music from your favorite video game titles played by a full ensemble is enough to make any gamer smile while basking in the nostalgia of iconic video game melodies.
Red Bull Music Presents The Music Of Red Dead Redemption 2 will feature two separate performances, one at 7 pm, and one at 9 pm PST. The show is for those 18 years or older, with tickets costing $25 USD. Doors open at 6 pm.