Sunday, February 19, 2012

Songs to Grow On: Birdfeather Nebula

It's been quite a while since we've seen the dynamic duo of Banjo the bear and Kazooie the breegull, but no one can forget the catchy tunes that accompanied them through Grunty's Tower and beyond. This is a really cool take on the styles of Grant Kirkhope in the Banjo-Kazooie games as envisioned by Soundcloud user jdmoser. Check it out!

Sunday, February 12, 2012

Interview: "Video Game Music Choir" Founder Julia Seeholzer

As a Northwestern student, I know a thing or two about a cappella groups. With about seventeen different groups, the college is never at a shortage of entirely vocalized music. However, one thing about which Northwestern cannot boast is having a group that sings only video game music, unlike Berklee College of Music in Boston. There, a student by the name of Julia Seeholzer created a group in Sepetember of 2009 where members arrange, rehearse, and perform different video game tunes, usually with little to no instrumental accompaniment. In a school devoted entirely to music, this yields some very impressive results. The following is an interview I conducted with Julia about the choir, her musical background, and her gaming background.

Julia Seeholzer