GCSE Music listening resources AOS 2 - Gaming music 1990+

by Liz Dunbar @HuntSchoolMusic

Gaming Music began life in late 1970s arcade games. Early soundtracks were limited to simple programmable sounds, which are known as chiptunes.  While chiptunes continue to have a cult following today, gaming soundtracks have become so sophisticated in their use of synthesised and live acoustic forces that the division between film music and gaming music has become blurred. So much so, that not only do some composers write for both worlds, but gaming music soundtracks have also become part of concert repertoire.

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