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Inescapable Melodies: The Legacy Of Video Game Music

They're the melodies behind the games many of us spend hundreds of hours playing. The musical arrangements behind video games like "Super Mario Bros" and "Halo" are burned into our memories in ways that few tunes are. We explore the place video game music occupies in our culture with a composer who writes for games, a classical conductor and local group of gamers who've formed their own symphony.

Gamer Symphony Orchestra's Super Mario World

Gamer Symphony Orchestra's Halo

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