"Descended from 8-Bit: The process of arranging video game music compositions for a live band," by Amanda Lepre
Music is one of the most influential and memorable components of gaming, helping to establish a mood and build atmosphere. For those of us who grew up playing games from the 8 and 16-bit era, the soundtracks from those games have stuck with us over the years. Amanda will discuss how to revisit these nostalgic melodies and arrange them for a live instrumental band, including where inspiration comes from and how to remain true to the original intent of the soundtrack while still approaching it creatively.
Amanda Lepre has been an Austin-based live musician, songwriter, and performer for more than 12 years. She is the front-woman, guitarist, vocalist, and lead song arranger for Descendants of Erdrick: Progressive-Metal Video Game Tribute Band, as well as an original music singer/songwriter