There’s no video game franchise out there more deserving of the live orchestra treatment than Zelda.
It wasn’t until Ocarina of Time that music became an integral part of gameplay, but ever since the very first title, the tunes were there, despite the limitations of the NES’s weedy sound chip. Armed with just a few square and triangle waves and a noise channel, Koji Kondo was able to summon soundscapes imbued with mystery and majesty.
Now, 27 years later, themes from the series are getting a proper orchestral overhaul. The ‘Symphony of the Goddesses’ tour came to London’s Hammersmith Apollo last night and HeyUGuys didn’t pass up the opportunity to witness the spectacle first hand.