Candlelight pays tribute to all the greats, from classical to pop, rock, jazz, film and so many other genres because good music is good music and good music has to be shared. So, it was only a matter of time before Candlelight turned its attention to the sweet, joyful and exciting sounds of videogames and reimagined them for a trio of talented musicians.
Don’t miss out on Candlelight: Best of Videogame Soundtracks to be performed on strings on the gorgeous Queensland Terrace at the State Library of Queensland.
Like music in film, music is an integral part of videogames. From the loading and title screens to the final boss fight and final cutscene, it has soundtracked decisive moments in-game and in our lives—well, at least the lives of those who play. Its evolution from 8-bit to orchestral and symphonic scores has been dramatic and today, we’re all the richer for it.
Candlelight’s tribute concert, which will see the open-air venue illuminated and glowing, will feature the most memorable of videogame soundtracks. From Tetris, the game that has spawned so many variations, to the Wii Music Theme that is unironically very, very good, Best of Videogame Soundtracks will dig up momentous occasions as candles create a world to lose yourself in.
Other classic videogame soundtracks to be performed include medleys from Super Mario, Super Smash Bros. Brawl and Pokémon while Halo, The Legend of Zelda and Genshin Intro get theme songs translated for string. And, Final Fantasy makes a few appearances as well.
With magnificent six-metre mirrored ceilings and stunning Chillagoe marble floors, it will feel as if you’re swimming in a sea of candles when the Toni Wei Trio takes to the Queensland Terrace—an incredible location to begin your summer of music—on Friday 9 December.
Doors to Candlelight: Best of Videogame Soundtracks open thirty minutes prior to the performance, which gives audiences enough time to soak up the atmosphere and sit in the light of hundreds of candles as they prepare themselves for a night of memorable songs. Seating is limited.