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Unlimited Replays: Video Games and Classical Music - Oxford Music/Media Series (Hardback)
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Unlimited Replays: Video Games and Classical Music - Oxford Music/Media Series (Hardback)

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Hardback 210 Pages / Published: 10/05/2018
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Classical music is everywhere in video games. Works by composers like Bach and Mozart fill the soundtracks of games ranging from arcade classics, to indie titles, to major franchises like BioShock, Civilization, and Fallout. Children can learn about classical works and their histories from interactive iPad games. World-renowned classical orchestras frequently perform concerts of game music to sold-out audiences. But what do such combinations of art and entertainment reveal about the cultural value we place on these media? Can classical music ever be video game music, and can game music ever be classical? Delving into the shifting and often contradictory cultural definitions that emerge when classical music meets video games, Replay Value offers a new perspective on the possibilities and challenges of trying to distinguish between art and pop culture in contemporary society.

Publisher: Oxford University Press Inc
ISBN: 9780190265250
Number of pages: 210
Weight: 502 g
Dimensions: 236 x 163 x 19 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS

"From Chopin and Mussorgsky to Bioshock and Fallout, Gibbons delivers a wondrous opus of sharp analyses into the intersections between classical music and video game cultures. A rewarding read for concert-goers and gamers alike." -- William Cheng, Assistant Professor of Music, Dartmouth College, and author of Sound Play: Video Games and the Musical Imagination


"Instead of weaponizing classical music (and so-called serious culture) against video games, or vice versa, Gibbons's thoughtful and important book shows how classical music can be deployed to tease out rich readings of video games where it appears as well as testifying to the ongoing resilience and relevance of classical music." -- Neil Lerner, Professor of Music, Davidson College


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