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Classics get classical: Mario Bros, Zelda, Tetris etc

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Angry Birds, Super Mario Bros and Tetris are about to go classical in a new concert and recording by the London Philharmonic Orchestra (LPO).

Composer Andrew Skeet, who's worked on movies like Ridley Scott's Robin Hood and Garth Jennings' The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, is the conductor for the medley of video game themes, which is part of the Vision Sound Music festival this weekend at London's Southbank Centre.

"I of course wasted plenty of my younger years playing things like Defender, Meteors, Donkey Kong and then Mario Bros, Sonic, Gran Turismo and Warcraft etc," he said on the LPO's blog.

"You can’t miss the music and when you hear it again years later there is some weird Pavlovian response to it and your right thumb starts to itch, your pulse races and your eyes start to ache!"

You can listen to him chat about the concert, and get a taste of the music, in this video:

The orchestra will also be playing music from games like Metal Gear Solid, Legend of Zelda and Final Fantasy, in order to "conjure up both a taste of nostalgia and a sense of adventure". ®

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