Watch Silent Hill, Castlevania Composers Perform Live Saturday
posted on by Lynzee Loveridge
Silent Hill game composer Akira Yamaoka and Castlevania: Symphony Of The Night composer MICHIRU Yamane, and others will perform in a series of back to back concerts starting at 5 p.m. EST. The performances will run for 10 hours and VConcert will stream it via Twitch.tv. The actual live performances are taking place in Mexico.
The full performance line-up includes:
- Akira Yamaoka (Silent Hill, Lollipop Chainsaw)
- MICHIRU Yamane (Castlevania: Symphony of the Night, Skullgirls)
- The Megas (Megaman tribute band)
- C418 (Minecraft)
- El Huervo (Hotline Miami)
- M.O.O.N. (Hotline Miami)
- Power Glove (Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon)
- Brian Cubría: Chip Damage (Nintendo jazz band)
- Mortal Konga (Videogame cumbia)
Yamaoka signed on as the composer for Konami's first Silent Hill survival horror video game released in 1999 and continued to work on the franchise as the composer and sound designer, and also as a producer and scriptwriter. Yamaoka also composed the music for the the 2006 Hollywood live-action film adaptation.
Yamaoka left Konami in 2009 to join Suda 51's Grasshopper Manufacture video game developer in 2010. He then composed scores for the company's Black Knight Sword, Shadows of the Damned and Killer Is Dead games. He also worked with Bandai Namco Games and Suda 51 on the Short Peace game tie-in, Ranko Tsukigime's Longest Day.
Akira Yamaoka was a guest of honor at this year's Japan Expo event in San Mateo, California.
Yamane debuted as a video game composer on Konami's Nemesis 3: The Eve of Destruction shoot-'em-up in 1989. She composed the score for the Castlevania game series until 2008 and the Suikoden roleplaying game franchise. She left Konami to become an independent composer in 2008.
[Via Bloody Disgusting]