Commodore 64 Orchestra

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A Netherlands group has come together to perform some classics (?) from the Commodore 64, except they’re playing them in an orchestral form. Now, I’ve never gotten to play a C64, so I wouldn’t really know how great all these songs are. On the other hand, I’m a sucker for video game music done orchestrally. From what they say on their Myspace page, the music seems to be from some of the classics of the system, and anyone who is a fan, I’d recommend checking them out.According to C64Orchestra’s Myspace page:

For this new production, Micromusic and productiehuis ON combined forces and invited members of the Dutch Ricciotti ensemble. Together with conductor Bas Wiegers they founded the C64 orchestra. This new orchestra focuses their attention on the groundbreaking 80s computer, the Commodore 64. Micromusic and ON also approached two of the most experienced C64-composers of the 1980’s, Rob Hubbard and Jeroen Tel. The C64 orchestra will perform their music, with scoring done by Rob Hubbard himself. The game scores that are to be performed include the following Rob Hubbard compositions: Delta, Commando, Monty on the Run, One Man And His Droid and International Karate.Also Jeroen Tel’s Cybernoid II, Hawkeye, Myth and Supremacy will be performed.

Listening to what they had playing on the page, I like the music. Do we have any readers in the Netherlands who might be able to see these guys perform? It’d be nice to have some sort of recording of them, and maybe even an interview. According to their page, they’ll have a recording of their performance (unsure if it’s music or video) out in early 2007. Check out their page, and I’ll see if I can get an interview with these guys.

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