flOw Like You’ve Never Heard Before
Posted by Kellee on August 4th, 2009
Cross-posted from the PlayStation Blog:
From flOw composer Austin Wintory:
“I have a cool treat for fans of flOw! Ever since completing the original score for the game (shockingly, already more than 2 years ago!!!) it was my dream to adapt the music for live performance by an orchestra. Obviously the in-game music was entirely electronic, with the exception of choral voices, but I had an idea floating around my brain (somewhat resembling the jelly fish, careening out of control after spinning too quickly) for how to handle an adaptation.
Well, the opportunity finally came thanks to Steven Allen Fox and the Golden State Pops Orchestrabased here in Los Angeles. On May 16 they performed an all game music concert featuring scores to Afrika, God of War (the Guitar Hero rendition), Final Fantasy VII, World of Warcraft and others. I was proud to feature flOw in that lineup and later cut together a little video combining the concert footage with some in-game footage. I hope you enjoy it!!!
And if you want to just listen, the mp3 of the concert performance can be found here.
Also here was Jayson Napolitano’s review of the concert from ‘Original Sound Version.’
August 4th, 2009 at 5:13 pm
Finally I have some flOw music to listen to!
Thanks again, Austin!
August 5th, 2009 at 4:39 pm
The live performance is utterly beautiful. I’m so happy that a flOw soundtrack is going to be released. I have always loved the music, I can just sit there and listen without even touching the controller, it is a soothing experience in of itself.
September 8th, 2009 at 9:34 am
That’s fantastic!! The in-game music is stunning, but this is just beautiful!!! I bet your really pleased with this! Congrats. Hmmm, I feel a flOw evening coming up…