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music: October 2012 Archives

Video games and violins

thumb.jpgIt's not on the pop charts, but because of the enormous popularity of the game, the theme song of Angry Birds is among the most listened-to songs in the world.

So when violinist Angèle Dubeau was looking for a new project that would appeal to young people, video game music seemed like a natural fit.

She's just come out with a new album of video game music that includes themes from games such as Angry Birds, Tetris, and Assassin's Creed.

The album is available on the Analeka label.

Listen to Jeanette's interview with Angèle Dubeau.

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(Please note: If you are wondering why songs that were played on the radio broadcast don't play on the Web audio, it's because music copyright laws prevent us from making the music available on our Web site.)

Electronic goes symphonic

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DJ Champion, aka Maxime Morin has been invited to compose and perform a piece with the Montreal Symphony Orchestra. 

But adapting electronic music, which is largely improvised, to the exact and rehearsed world of classical music is no easy task. 

Listen to Jeanette's interview with DJ Champion to discover he overcame these challenges. 

He also answers the question, what does a DJ wear to the symphony?
 
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