An Epic, 19-Track Mashup Celebrates 35 Years of Video Game Music

A dizzying audiovisual remix from Ithaca Audio

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In Game Theory, above, Ithaca Audio used rewired video game controllers to weave together multiple tracks live. Chris Evans-Roberts at Ithaca explained the process in an email: 

2013 marks 35 years of video game music (Space Invaders, released in 1978 was the first game to feature a continuous soundtrack). So we took the opportunity to take a look back at some of our favourite examples of video game music and build a 19 track mashup, combining them with some other tracks we love. The tracks used vary from some of the original 8-bit tracks from the Atari, Game Boy, through '90s N64 and PS1 classics, right up to modern day symphonic epics that accompany some of today's blockbuster games.

You might recognize their signature style from The Mixtape, which blends multiple tracks using an old-school Tascam tape machine. 

For more work by Ithaca Audio, visit http://www.ithacaaudio.com/.

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Cieplak-Mayr von Baldegg's work in media spans documentary television, advertising, and print. As a producer in the Viewer Created Content division of Al Gore's Current TV, she acquired and produced short documentaries by independent filmmakers around the world. Post-Current, she worked as a producer and strategist at Urgent Content, developing consumer-created and branded nonfiction campaigns for clients including Cisco, Ford, and GOOD Magazine. She studied filmmaking and digital media at Harvard University, where she was co-creator and editor in chief of H BOMB Magazine.

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