Akira Yamaoka in Spain

Last saturday the 28th of july Locomalito, Canoug and me went to Play Fest in Ubeda (Spain). There was a orchestra concert with more than 120 musicians including a full range chorus section, electric bass, drums and percussion. They performed a selection of pieces from several anime and videogames:

Shirley Walker: “The Adventures of Batman & Robin: Main Title” and “Batman: Mask Of The Phantasm – Suite”
Freddie Wiedmann: “Green Lantern The Animated Series Suite”
Kevin Kliesch: “Thundercats (2011) Suite”
Ryan Shore: “Articles of War”
Rex Steele: “Nazi Smasher”
Arturo Diez Boscovich: “FUGA – Sara’s Vals”
Dynamic Music Partners:“Ben 10″ Music from Cartoon Network’s “Ben 10: Alien Force” “Ben 10: Ultimate Alien” and “Ben 10: Destroy All Aliens”
Composed by Lolita Ritmanis, Michael McCuistion and Kristopher Carter

DC Block
“Unlimited Universe”
Music from WB’s “Justice League: Unlimited” and “Batman and Mr. Freeze: Subzero”
Composed by Michael McCuistion
“Heroes, Heroines and Music Meisters”
Music from WB’s “Justice League”, “Mystery of the Batwoman” and “Batman: The Brave and the Bold”
Music Composed by Lolita Ritmanis, Lyrics by Michael Jelenic
“Batman Beyond: Return of the Joker”
Music from WB’s “Batman Beyond: Return of the Joker”
Composed by Kristopher Carter

Borislav Slavov: “Two Worlds 2: Suites” and Crysis 2: “S.O.S New York”/”New York Theme”
Richard Jacques: “James Bond Blood Stone: Athens Harbour Chase”
Austin Wintory: “Journey Suite: Apotheosis /I Was Born For This”
Akira Yamaoka: “Silent Hill Tribute: The End Long, Silent Hill. Promise and Theme of Laura”

Most of the original authors were present, and Akira Yamaoka performed his own pieces with a 7-string guitar: The Ibanez Universe UV777 limited edition:

The place was beautiful: A courtyard of an ancient hospital (photo by Canoug):

I had the chance of talking a little with Yamaoka San, and he gave me this impressive autograph on Silent Hill 2 booklet:

This was a very insping evening, and we returned home full of positive energy, and glad to listen to the most popular composers in actual videogame and anime scene.El pasado sábado 28 de julio Locomalito, Canoug y yo estuvimos en la primera edición de Play Fest en Úbeda (España). Había una orquesta con más de 120 músicos, incluyendo una coral completa, guitarra eléctrica, bajo, baterías y percusión. Interpretaron una selección de obras del panorama acutal de animación y videojuegos:

Shirley Walker: “The Adventures of Batman & Robin: Main Title” y “Batman: Mask Of The Phantasm – Suite”
Freddie Wiedmann: “Green Lantern The Animated Series Suite”
Kevin Kliesch: “Thundercats (2011) Suite”
Ryan Shore: “Articles of War”
Rex Steele: “Nazi Smasher”
Arturo Diez Boscovich: “FUGA – Sara’s Vals”
Dynamic Music Partners:“Ben 10″ Music from Cartoon Network’s “Ben 10: Alien Force” “Ben 10: Ultimate Alien” y “Ben 10: Destroy All Aliens”
Compuesto por Lolita Ritmanis, Michael McCuistion y Kristopher Carter

DC Block
“Unlimited Universe”
Music from WB’s “Justice League: Unlimited” y “Batman and Mr. Freeze: Subzero”
Compuesto por Michael McCuistion
“Heroes, Heroines and Music Meisters”
Music from WB’s “Justice League”, “Mystery of the Batwoman” and “Batman: The Brave and the Bold”
Compuesto por Lolita Ritmanis, Letra por Michael Jelenic
“Batman Beyond: Return of the Joker”
Music from WB’s “Batman Beyond: Return of the Joker”
Compuesto por Kristopher Carter

Borislav Slavov: “Two Worlds 2: Suites” and Crysis 2: “S.O.S New York”/”New York Theme”
Richard Jacques: “James Bond Blood Stone: Athens Harbour Chase”
Austin Wintory: “Journey Suite: Apotheosis /I Was Born For This”
Akira Yamaoka: “Silent Hill Tribute: The End Long, Silent Hill. Promise and Theme of Laura”

La mayoría de los autores estuvieron presentes, y Akira Yamaoka interpretó sus propias obras con una guitarra de 7 cuerdas: la Ibanez Universe UV777 edición limitada:

El lugar era hermoso: El patio de un antiguo Hospital (foto por Canoug):

Tuve la oportunidad de hablar un poco con Yamaoka San, y me firmó con este carismático autógrafo las instrucciones del Silent Hill 2:

Fué una velada de lo más inspiradora, y volvimos llenos de energía positiva y muy contentos de haber escuchado a muchos de los mejores compositores de la escena actual en materia audiovisual.