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September 14th, 2013 the Boston Festival of Indie Games Presents Boston Plays Indies, a night of Video Game & Chiptune music from some of the worlds most exciting performers!

Featuring

Video Game Orchestra
DJ Cutman
Darren Korb(Bastion)
Control Group
deadbeatblast

The Middle East Downstairs
472 Massachusetts Ave Cambridge, MA 02139
(617) 864-3278

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Note: If you previously purchased a $30 ticket, show it at any BostonFIG merch booth and get a free Boston Plays Indies poster! Limit one poster per ticket holder.

7:00pm – Doors
8:00pm – Deadbeatblast
9:00pm – Control Group
10:00pm – DJ Cutman
11:30pm – Video Game Orchestra

Boston Plays Indies – The Artist

Indie graphic designer and illustrator Sam Garcia aka “SamCube” created the original poster graphic for Boston Plays Indies. Sam is known for working with Mojang and Jinx to produce the official poster and merchandise for Minecraft. Widely published on an international basis, Sam continues to design and illustrate for video games, tabletop games and indie comics. His Boston Plays Indies poster will be available for sale at both the concert and at the Boston Festival of Indie Games. www.wondercraft.net

Get Your Boston Plays Indies VIP and Backstage Passes Now! Limited Quantity!

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BostonFIG is offering special VIP ticket packages (40 total): $60 for VIP standing room and two drink tickets. You can also have the extra-VIP experience and purchase one of our Backstage ticket packages (10 total): $100 for backstage access, a signed poster, VIP standing room and two drink tickets. Here’s your chance to get up close and personal with Video Game Orchestra, Darren Korb (Bastion), Control Group, DJ Cutman and deadbeatblast at the Middle East! Click here for your VIP ticket!

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Video Game Orchestra

VGO is a unique orchestra combining the grace of a symphony orchestra and a choir with the energy of a rock band, performing the most elaborate and exciting arrangements of video game music. The mix of rock and orchestra creates an all new and unique style of “Rockestral” game music, and VGO has not only made thousands of fans jump to their feet in the US, such as the world touring Distant World program in Boston, but successfully brought their concept to Asia.
Dj CUTMAN is a pioneer performer of Chiptune and Video Game Music  Mixing world class Chiptune composers into epic, danceable sets infused with dubstep, hip-hop, funk and soul, Dj CUTMAN brings years of experience as an audio engineer into the DJ world. Sampling sounds and melodies from classic video games, Dj CUTMAN creates a nostalgic and exciting musical experience that’s unlike any other.

 Performing at events such as Otakon, Penny Arcade Expo, MAGFest and more has elevated Dj CUTMAN as the authority of the convention dance scene. With years of training as an audio engineer, Dj CUTMAN brings a professionalism and dependability to the largest events. With a vast collection of underground and mainstream dance music, Dj CUTMAN has the power to turn an ordinary convention dance into an all-out rave.

Darren has an enthusiastic following in the video game community as the composer and producer of the award-winning soundtrack to the smash hit indie game, Bastion. He had a finger in every single sound heard in Bastion, as the sole audio director on the project, and he brings the same attention to Control Group’s work. He has co-written a rock musical, fronted his own band – Furly, and performed in many other bands, including Audio Fiction, and Rabbits Running. He is also a national Rock Band champion.
Darren Korb, Jeremy Parker, and Evan Reynolds, better known as Control Group, are experimenting with a new alchemy of pop hooks and punk attitude, and they are leaving audiences perplexed, humming, and smiling.

Darren and Jeremy met programming downloadable content for Rock Band video games, working with labels like Sub Pop, Razor and Tie, Prospect Records, and many more. Jeremy invited childhood friend Evan Reynolds to add his chemistry to the group and make some recordings of their own. They focused on the pure joy of creating, and what felt good, whether or not it would be popular. The result was Control Group.

Darren has an enthusiastic following in the video game community as the composer and producer of the award-winning soundtrack to the smash hit indie game, Bastion. He had a finger in every single sound heard in Bastion, as the sole audio director on the project, and he brings the same attention to Control Group’s work. He has co-written a rock musical, fronted his own band – Furly, and performed in many other bands, including Audio Fiction, and Rabbits Running. He is also a national Rock Band champion.

Jeremy Parker and Evan Reynolds are veterans of the Boston music scene, now living in Brooklyn. Jeremy has a wild background of punk rock chaos having toured extensively in the UK and Europe with his first band, Done Lying Down. Evan did the same on both coasts of the USA with his bands Pneumatic and The Disco Kings.

deadbeatblast is a live musician/visualist. Since 2008 he has been making music and visuals using re-purposed childrens electronics. Manipulating these objects beyond their original intent, he is able to push the limits of their hardware, using a minimalist setup to create mind bending glitches and melodic storms…

BostonFIG Main Theater, preceding and following keynote speaker Robin Hunicke.

11am – Performances of “Journey” (composed by Austin Wintory) and “Dear Esther” (composed by Jessica Curry)

12:15pm – Performance of “To the Moon” (composed by Kan R. Gao).

Videri String Quartet

www.viderisq.com

Founded in March 2012, the Videri String Quartet is a classically-trained quartet which strives to entertain audiences of all ages with high-quality renditions of video game music. In July 2012, Videri was invited to play at the Rooster Teeth convention in Austin, TX, where they opened for the Jeff Williams’ Freelance Orchestra. The quartet was also featured in the soundtrack of the game “Monaco,” composed by Grammy Award nominee Austin Wintory, and was invited by Blizzard Entertainment to arrange two pieces for the Gamescom convention in Germany. Videri will have a number of upcoming performances at IndieCade, the International Festival of Independent Games in Los Angeles this October, and will soon be coming out with Portals, its first album featuring music from “Mario,” “Journey,” “Final Fantasy,” and other beloved games. Videri String Quartet features Pamela Cumming and Aubrey Holmes on violin, Rosie Samter on viola, and Jeremiah Barcus on cello.

To schedule an interview or for more festival info, please contact Will Brierly, Boston Festival of Indie Games publicist, at Will@SnowrunnerProductions.com