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Video Game Music Is Serious Business / The UNC Clef Hangers


A two part show first about the music of video games and then we'll hear from the oldest a cappella group in the Carolinas - the UNC Clef Hangers. 

Part 1
We’re about to spend time talking about music you might not think much about: the music that has been part of video games since the very beginning. It’s come a long way since Donkey Kong and Pong and this week, Davidson College is playing host to the Annual North American Conference on Video Game Music. We’ll meet some game players’ favorite composers and hear some of the music.

Neil Lerner - professor of Music at Davidson College, where he teaches Film & Media Studies minor. An award-winning writer and editor, Lerner has published widely on the history of film music, music in television, and video game music

Penka Kouneva - award-winning composer for video games, film and TV. With Steve Jablonsky, she scored “Prince of Persia: Forgotten Sands” and “Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen.”

Will Gibbons - Assistant Professor of Musicology at Texas Christian University, where he teaches courses on contemporary music history as well as on film and video game music.

Part 2
The oldest a cappella group in the Carolinas – the Clef Hangers from UNC- will join us to talk about the resurgence in interest in a cappella performance. The all-male singing group is highly regarded on campus and they’re bringing their act on the road for a performance in Charlotte this weekend--- we’ll learn more.

The UNC Clef Hangers will perform at the Knight Theatre on Saturday Jan. 16 at 8:00. Details here.

Taylor Euliss 
- ​Music Director for the UNC Clef Hangers and  junior at UNC

Duncan McFadyen - Clef Hangers alumnus (2005 - 2007) and WFAE reporter