This previous weekend, Gareth Coker was portion of Game Music Festival PL’s inaugural concert held in Wrocław, Poland. He wrote about his knowledge on his Facebook web page and we believed we would share it with everybody right here as nicely. Without having additional ado, right here is Gareth’s recount of his unbelievable weekend:
“Woke up this morning with that bittersweet feeling. This weekend at the Game Music Festival in Poland representing Moon Studios and Ori the Game will be a moment that I cherish forever. Don’t truly want to leave but all excellent issues have to come to an finish!
Contemplating that this is the 1st edition of this festival, I am stunned at how nicely they’ve pulled every thing off. I have been blown away at the hospitality of everybody right here. I can’t thank the organizers adequate for creating me – and I’m confident the other composers involved – really feel so welcome, and placing us so at ease. I’ve even been in a position to do expected music operate when out right here due to how nicely managed the occasion was.
Relating to the concert itself: a lot of composers don’t get to carry out their operate really normally. In my case I’m typically in the studio manage space and then moving on immediately to the subsequent operate. This was in fact my initially time performing my personal operate on stage (as opposed to a recording studio) with an orchestra each as a pianist and a conductor. I struggle considerably listening to my personal previous operate, all I hear is flaws, but becoming portion of the functionality permitted me to reconnect with the soul of Ori, specifically conducting the premiere of music from a specific scene in Ori and the Will of the Wisps. It’s been a when because I’ve been this uplifted by one thing and I can’t wait to take the momentum from this week and place it into my upcoming operate. In addition, becoming in a position to share this with my parents was a priceless present from the festival.
Possibly most critical was the chance to connect with so several fans of Ori. It’s often a pleasure to speak to persons a single-on-a single about the game and also to really feel their enthusiasm for Will of the Wisps. Thanks to everybody who came from each close to and far for attending and supporting the occasion.
Offered the good results of the four concerts and several masterclasses that took spot more than the two days right here, I can’t visualize there not becoming a second (and a lot more) edition of this occasion. Any composer approached to be portion of this festival should really have zero hesitation in joining. It’s only going to strengthen. With the top quality of the arrangers and orchestrators functioning right here, they can really feel secure handing more than their music to be arranged for the a variety of ensembles. Thanks to Jan, Aruto, David and Robert for their terrific operate on Symphony of the Forest. Ori is an extremely difficult soundtrack to translate to the concert hall becuase of all the prerecorded and synthetic components in the music. Having said that, the notion of an Ori concert is now verified, and has big prospective and space for improvement for additional performances down the line.
I’ve been right here five days, and it’s been so great creating so several new buddies right here as nicely as becoming in a position to reconnect with current ones, and also to meet various esteemed colleagues, Peter, Neal, Borislav, Arkadiusz and a lot more. And thanks to Blazej, Ela, Jan and Marta (and her ‘minions’!) for introducing to me the delights of Polish vodka, and the…. strength of Polish drinking, amongst several other issues of course! Wroclaw has been a good introduction to Poland, I’m told I should really go to Krakow ASAP.
I can’t wait to come back, either as a performer or merely as a fan. I’ll be really shocked if this occasion doesn’t go from strength to strength. No matter if there is a single or a hundred of these, this will often be a treasured memory.
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