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Unlimited Replays : Video Games and Classical Music - by William Gibbons (Paperback)

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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.
Number of Pages: 208
Genre: Music, Art
Series Title: Oxford Music/Media
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Oxford Univ Pr
Author: William Gibbons
Language: English
Street Date: May 1, 2018
TCIN: 53679741
UPC: 9780190265267
Item Number (DPCI): 248-42-4119
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