In honor of its 25th birthday, Classic FM is releasing a radio miniseries that will broadcast and analyze orchestral music from video games. The series will be hosted by Jessica Curry, co-founder of the video game studio 'The Chinese Room' and composer of the score to 'Everybody's Gone to the Rapture,' a highly praised first-person adventure art game.
Focusing on video game music has a dual benefit. For Classic FM, it offers the potential to broaden the audience of people interested in classical music in general, providing an entry point through a more popular medium. For both fans and creators of video games, the miniseries also serves to legitimize the artistic effort that goes into creating the best games. Many people think of video games as childish, simple forms of entertainment, but the fact that they can garner space on a so-called high brow channel like Classic FM could change that opinion.