During LTU´s 40th celebrations at Piteå campus was given a concert based on music, gaming, LTU epic concert. The concert has been arranged by television profile Orvar Säfström and expressed by symfoniorchestra and run by students from LTU, chaired by Professor Petter Sundkvist.
Petter Sundqvist argues that the musical keys in gaming music is the same as in classical orchestral music and has so been since Beethoven. In order to use gaming music in concerts it requires extensive negotiation of copyright and also extensive work arrangements.
One of those who worked on arrangements for the concert is an alumnus David Saulesco. He completed his art education last year. For LTU epic concert, he has created a symphonic poem, Cometh the Sixty-Four Horsemen based on game music from the game Fist II - The Legend Continues.
According to Orvar Säfström it is not a coincidence that LTU is constructing a gamingkoncert. LTU is a technical university with an outstanding music education and media education. The technology and the music is much closer than people think, he believes.
Although the music is not physical, an orchestral musical scores is like a circuit board. There are many points of contact also with mathematics. The production of games is a meeting between the extremely advanced technology and culture, design, music, drama and incredibly advanced programming, that Orvar Säfström believe can employ 100's of people over several years. There is a great need for manpower in the gaming industry, an industry of the future that many do not know.
Orvar Säfström has been involved in arranging concerts with videogame music since 2006 with the Radio Symphony Orchestra, Malmo Symphony Orchestra, Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra and Norrlandsoperan. He believes that cooperation with the LTU students has worked very well and that the concert hall is a great place to make epic music.