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February 20, 2011 5:13 AM   Subscribe

Violinist plays the music and sound effects of NES games. Donkey Kong. Dragon Quest III. Super Mario Bros 3.

Super Mario Bros
Dragon Quest I
Dragon Quest IV
Yoshi's Cookie
Tennis
Mario Bros
Twinbee
Xevious
Starforce

The uploader doesn't mention the name of the violinist.
posted by ersatz (14 comments total) 11 users marked this as a favorite

 
What, no Tetris?
[picks up a very small violin...]

posted by iamkimiam at 5:21 AM on February 20, 2011


What, no Tetris?

Here you go!
posted by Cat Pie Hurts at 5:23 AM on February 20, 2011


I am of a generation that prefers the Commodore 64 Orchestra. [website]
posted by ijsbrand at 5:45 AM on February 20, 2011 [2 favorites]


Splendid! I imagined the blocks in sepia tones against a woodcut frame (but maybe that was due to the god-awful floor-to-ceiling paneling in that NES-and-voilin hosting basement).
posted by iamkimiam at 6:13 AM on February 20, 2011


There was a time...
posted by nicolin at 6:38 AM on February 20, 2011


[picks up a very small violin...]

Type A, Type B or Type C?

posted by ersatz at 6:42 AM on February 20, 2011


Starforce! I am always surprised when anyone else remember that game. It was my first space shooter *sniff*
posted by mkb at 6:59 AM on February 20, 2011


I have to say Super Mario # was the best of all of them.
posted by Fizz at 7:06 AM on February 20, 2011


Excellent. If only my violin teacher had assigned me the Super Mario Bros. or Tetris songs, I would have practiced a lot more.
posted by geeky at 7:18 AM on February 20, 2011


This whole thing of humans playing game music, programmed music, is very interesting. There's a lot of it going on, and I think it bodes well for the future, in some as yet unexplainable way.
posted by flapjax at midnite at 8:04 AM on February 20, 2011 [1 favorite]


Deadmau5 plays a castlevania midi on about 100,000 worth of analog synths
posted by empath at 8:42 AM on February 20, 2011 [1 favorite]


This whole thing of humans playing game music, programmed music, is very interesting.

Programmed music ? What an odd way to put it. All composed music is "programmed".
posted by Pendragon at 10:26 AM on February 20, 2011


I assume all of you have tickets for the tour then...?
posted by Webbster at 11:38 AM on February 20, 2011 [1 favorite]


Programmed music ? What an odd way to put it. All composed music is "programmed".

I'd think it would be obvious that my usage of the term here is in reference to music which was never designed or thought of as music to be played by humans, using acoustic instruments such as violins. The term programmed is, in my usage here, not even close to "odd", but is used all the time when discussing game music, drum beats put together (programmed) on a drum machine or computer, or any sort of sequenced music (like, say, techno, house, etc) that is not actually played. It's programmed.
posted by flapjax at midnite at 3:24 PM on February 20, 2011


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