Go listen to the first-ever gaming concert at the BBC Proms, a landmark event


In what must be recognized as a landmark event for videogaming in wider culture, an expanded Royal Philharmonic Orchestra has taken to the stage of the Royal Albert Hall in London to play a concert entirely of videogame music. This is a premier concert series in the classical music world, in one of its premiere venues, dating all the way back to 1895 and now administered by the BBC. 

The Gaming Prom explores a range of music from the origins of game music composition in the 80s to the modern orchestral soundtracks of big-budget AA games. The compositions use a variety of genius tricks with percussion and wind to simulate the noises of synths and even, at times, the sounds of gaming hardware that would accompany the tunes.