The Irish video games music festival iDIG Music Festival (Dublin International Game) founded by composers Eimear Noone and Craig Stuart Garfinkle in 2015 will be held this weekend at the Dublin Convention Center (Ireland) within the PlayersXpo 2017 video game festival, adding several conferences and two concerts to its programming.
This is the list of conferences that will take place:
- Saturday 10/28 – 11:30 am – 1:00 pm – Workshop with ‘Donkey Kong’ Composer David Wise
- Saturday 10/28 – 1:30 pm – 3:00 pm – ‘The Composer’s Demo Derby’ with Craig Stuart Garfinkle
- Saturday 10/28 – 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm – ‘The Epic Game Score’, a view from the Podium – Craig Stuart Garfinkle
- Sunday 10/29 – 11:30 am – 13:00 pm – Composing and Producing Music for Video Games – Eimear Noone & Craig Stuart Garfinkle
- Sunday 10/29 – 1:30 pm – 3:00 pm – Workshop with ‘Witcher’ Composer Marcin Przybylowicz
As for the concerts, today Saturday 10/28 from 8:30 pm to 10:00 pm, Eimear Noone and the DIT Traditional Irish Music Ensemble will offer a concert to launch their album “Songs of Zelda: The Celtic Link”. This album has been possible thanks to crowdfunding, and consists of Celtic versions of the music of the Zelda videogames saga (more information in: see campaign).
Tomorrow, Sunday 10/29 from 8 pm to 10 pm RetroGames Live concert will be held, with Eimear Noone conducting 17 musicians from the RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra, to perform some of the most memorable melodies of the games of the 80s and 90s, including fan favorites like Sonic, Zelda and Final Fantasy.
Tickets can still be purchased at the following link (half day ticket € 15 children / € 30 adults and full day ticket € 55):
The full PlayersXpo 2017 / iDIG Music Festival program can be found at: