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Classic FM to host weekly show on orchestral video game music

It'll be hosted by 'Everybody's Gone to the Rapture' composer Jessica Curry.
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Final Fantasy. Skyrim. The Legend of Zelda. These and so many other video game franchises offer beautiful, sweeping scores for players to get lost in. Unfortunately, however, they're not always known or appreciated by people outside of the gaming community. Recognition is improving through live concerts and awards, but there's still a long way to go. The latest effort to champion and broaden its appeal is a new radio show on Classic FM. It'll be hosted by Jessica Curry, co-founder of British game studio The Chinese Room and composer of Everybody's Gone to the Rapture, and focus on symphonic video game music in particular.

The programme will run for six weeks, starting on April 22nd. It'll be broadcast every Saturday from 9pm to 10pm, and you'll be able to listen online, through DAB and FM radio, and the Classic FM app.

It's not the first time a radio station has shown an interest in video games. The BBC commissioned 'The Radio 1 Gaming Show,' presented by YouTuber Julia Hardly almost a year ago. BBC Radio 5 live also has a programme called 'Let's Talk About Tech,' which regularly dives into video game news and analysis. Few shows focus on gaming music, however, and the composers and musicians behind them. A few podcasts have taken up the slack, such as The BGM Show, but their listenership is typically small. Classic FM has the chance to do something different, educating a large, casual audience who may have tuned into the programme by chance.

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