Our relationship with Merregnon studios began in December 2014 when we were invited to capture a recording session with the London Symphony Orchestra at Abbey Road Studios. These sessions formed part of the recording for Final Symphony, music adapted and rearranged from the Final Fantasy games. Released in February 2015 Final Symphony shot to the top of the iTunes Classical charts in the UK, USA, Canada, France, Finland, Norway, Singapore and Sweden.
Following the EPK and to give the release a further promotional push, we cut together an extended interview with legendary video game composer Nobuo Uematsu. This gave us the opportunity to use so much more of the material that we had captured that day at Abbey Road.
3 cameras in the studio for 6 hours with an orchestra that doesn’t make mistakes, means we can capture a lot of material. Often this will get whittled down to a few minutes, however with this project the team at Merregnon were keen to keep feeding the social media machine and we’ve released two separate extracts over the last 2 years. It’s a great example of how much can be squeezed out of a session.
In 2015 we were invited to Join the LSO again in concert at the Barbican for the Final Symphonies concert. In this film we focused on the fans of Video Game Music, to find out what makes this genre so popular.