The 1UpBeat with Eric Silver: Inaugural Episode - 2018 Video Game Scores


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Today’s episode on the CINEMATIC SOUND RADIO network is the long-awaited inaugural episode of our NEW orchestral video game show, THE 1UPBEAT with Eric Silver.

The show is designed to showcase the very best symphonic music from the video game world and on today’s episode, Eric presents some of the very best music written for video games in 2018.

On the program today you will hear music from OCTOPATH TRAVELER by Yasunori Nishiki, GOD OF WAR by Bear Mccreary, NI NO KUNI 2: REVENANT KINGDOM by Joe Hisaishi, MONSTER HUNTER WORLD by Tadayoshi Makino, THE BANNER SAGA 3 by Austin Wintory, and DRAGON QUEST 11 by Koichi Sugiyama.



Eric Silver was eight years old when he first discovered the joy of movie scores. Like many, John Williams's Star Wars scores inspired a passion and determination to learn music. He worked hard to learn the trumpet by first playing along to these scores, determined to master the memorable melodies by Williams and his contemporaries.

As Eric got older, popular movie scores started to take a less prominent and melodic approach, and video games were incorporating more live orchestrations. The melodies of Final Fantasy IV and others mimicked those sweeping movie scores of a now-bygone era. His focus had shifted away from movies as orchestration became the new standard in games. Suddenly, the memorable melodies and emotional magic of game music became his motivation to share it with as many people as possible.

Today, as an ex-future music educator, Eric has conducted and arranged for game music concerts and written some of his own music for video games. The tradition of sharing a passion for this music continues with the premiere of The 1UpBeat, which explores some of the best orchestral game music from thirty years ago to today.


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