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Prom 21: Gaming Prom – From 8-Bit to Infinity

Monday 1 August 2022, 7.30pm
Royal Albert Hall

Hildur Guðnadóttir & Sam Slater Battlefield 2042: Suite
Jessica Curry Dear Esther: I Have Begun My Ascent
Yoko Shimomura Kingdom Hearts (excerpts)
Kow Otani Shadow of the Colossus (excerpts)

Robert Ames Conductor

Royal Philharmonic Orchestra

Fantastic worlds, epic adventures, complex characters and huge moral choices – the universe of computer gaming is a natural match for orchestral music, and in the 21st century games have created a huge and passionate global audience for some of the most vivid, ambitious and inventive music currently being written for symphony orchestra. In this first ever Gaming Prom, Robert Ames – best-known at the Proms for his explorations of sci-fi and electroacoustic music – takes an electronically expanded Royal Philharmonic Orchestra on an odyssey from the classic console titles of the 1980s, through Jessica Curry’s haunted soundscapes to the European concert premiere of music from Hildur Guðnadóttir’s and Sam Slater’s score for Battlefield 2042.

Full programme to be announced.

There will be no interval.

Ticket information

Royal Albert Hall booking fees apply (7.5% of the total transaction, plus a recovery levy of £2 per ticket).

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