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On a weekly basis, Square Enix Music Online conducts interviews with important game music artist from across the world. We provide the most thorough and insightful interviews available for a range of Japanese and Eastern composers. We also offer interviews with sound engineers, concert producers, orchestra managers, vocalists, and fan arrangers.

Concert Productions

May 2006: PLAY! A Video Game Symphony Revealed
With Jason Michael Paul, Thomas Boecker, Arnie Roth, and Andy Brick
Apr. 2007: Introduction to Thomas Boecker
Three part interview on the Symphonic Game Music Concert series, Merregnon, etc.
Aug. 2008: Symphonic Shades Revealed
Insight from the composer, arrangers, conductor, and producer of the concert
Dec. 2008: Introduction to Hiroaki Yura
Definitive two part interview with Eminence Symphony Orchestra's founder
Jan. 2009: Symphonic Fantasies Announced
Thomas Boecker reveals that the concert will be dedicated to Square Enix
Feb. 2009: A Night in Fantasia 2009 Announced
Hiroaki Yura reveals a lot about Eminence's upcoming concert and album
Mar. 2009: Arranger Jonne Valtonen
The Symphonic Fantasies arranger unveils the concert's original fanfare
Mar. 2009: Sinfonia Drammatica Announced
The concert conductor announces Sinfonia Drammatica and discusses Distant Worlds
Jul. 2009: Composer Chris Huelsbeck
The legendary composer tells us his thoughts on Sinfonia Drammatica
Nov. 2009: PLAY!'s Jason Michael Paul
PLAY! A Video Game Symphony producer on the tour's recent troubles
Nov. 2009: Video Games Live's Tommy Tallarico
Video Games Live founder on landmarks, controversy, and future
Dec. 2009: Video Game Orchestra's Shota Nakama
Founder of the Video Game Orchestra on their history and the upcoming Awakening
Dec. 2009: Distant Worlds' Arnie Roth
Director of Distant Worlds previews Chicago, San Franscisco, and Stockholm events
Dec. 2009: Symphonic Fantasies' Thomas Boecker
Concert pioneer recollects Symphonic Fantasies and reveals Symphonic Legends
Feb. 2010: Super Mario Galaxy - A Musical Adventure Revealed
Christoph Dittrich, Jonne Valtonen, and Thomas Boecker on the school concerts
Feb. 2010: Castlevania - The Concert Revealed
David Westerlund and co. give an inside look at the fan-made concert
Mar. 2010: Symphonic Legends Announced
Winfried Fechner reflects on concerts and reveals Symphonic Legends
Mar. 2010: Symphonic Odysseys Announced
WDR Radio Orchestra manager reveals what's ahead for video game concerts
May 2010: Pianist Benyamin Nuss
Virtuoso pianists discusses 'Benyamin Nuss Plays Uematsu' album and concert tour
Jul. 2010: Eminence's Hiroaki Yura
On A Night in Fantasia 2009, Promise, Haruhi Suzumiya, and The Core
Sep. 2010: Symphonic Legends Revealed
Thomas Boecker announces the program and details the arrangements
Oct. 2010: Torsten Rasch
Contemporary composer on transforming Samus and Rammstein for orchestra
Oct. 2010: Symphonic Poem Insight
Thomas Boecker and Jonne Valtonen on portraying Link's journey with music
Apr. 2011: Distant Worlds Revisited
Arnie Roth discusses the recent developments of the Distant Worlds tour