Indie Symphony is an event from the Melbourne Orchestra celebrating indie game music

Posted on July 17, 2023

Announced today, a special event titled Indie Symphony will arrive later in the year. Celebrating all things indie video game music, it will be more than a two-hour-long affair of some of the best music from some of the best games in recent years.

Some heavy hitters are music from games such as the beloved Hades and Celeste. On the Australian games side of things, there will be compositions from Necrobarista, Hollow Knight and the upcoming Stray Gods: The Roleplaying Musical. Orchestra Victoria is putting together this momentous concert, an exciting delivery of soundtrack music that Australian audiences have never had the opportunity to hear live before.

VicScreen CEO Caroline Pitcher spoke on the event stating: “Our local digital games sector is internationally renowned for producing some of the most creative and hottest games on the market. VicScreen is delighted to partner with Orchestra Victoria and local developers to deliver this mind-blowing and immersive experience, showcasing extraordinary digital games soundtracks through the mastery of over 60 musicians. This is set to be a special event that is not to be missed.” 

The full program for the event is as follows:

  • “Reach for the Summit”
    Celeste (Lena Raine)
  • “The Mourning Tree”
    Everybody’s Gone to the Rapture (Jessica Curry)
  • “Nascence”, “Apotheosis” & “I Was Born for This”
    Journey (Austin Wintory)
  • “Paper Boats” & “We are all Become”
    Transistor (Darren Korb)
  • “The Lament of Orpheus & “In the Blood”
    Hades (Darren Korb)
  • “Adrift” & “Challenging a Queen”
    Stray Gods: A Roleplaying Musical (Austin Wintory)
  • “The Bittersweet Taste of Death” & “Chimes of Midnight”
    Necrobarista (Kevin Penkin)
  • “Concert Suite”
    Hollow Knight (Christopher Larkin)

Orchestra Victoria’s General Manager, Jacinta Ewers, says: “Indie Symphony will be an incredible evening combining the thrill of a live orchestral performance with the dynamic creative content of fan favourite indie video games. Orchestra Victoria is thrilled to present this concert that brings together Australian artists from across the orchestral and games industries.”

The Indie Symphony takes place at Melbourne’s Hamer Hall on Friday, September 8 at 8 PM AEST. Tickets are available now and you’ll want to get in quick, it’s sure to be an event that’s not to be missed.