Join Christian Jones and Regan Bell with their guest Miguel Aldahondo as they marvel at the magic that music production plays in video games and other digital experiences! Before, Miguel was just a performer in the Pensacola Children's Chorus; now, he is PCC's Associate Director of Community Programs. With his experience, he talks about the ability of music to enhance, stimulate, and manipulate experiences in this episode as they tackle how music influences gaming in household names like Pokemon, Final Fantasy, Metal Gear Solid, and plenty more. Clearly, throughout the discussion, the three agree that music—isn't just noise in the background. There is a lot to unpack, so stay tuned and enjoy the episode!
About Miguel Aldahondo:
Miguel Aldahondo Jr. is the man behind the vocals and keyboard of Nobius. Combing influences from across the ages, Nobius blends Soul, Funk, Jazz, Pop, and R&B into an unforgettable experience. Recently awarded "Best Wedding Band" of Pensacola by Pensacola's Inweekly magazine for 2019 & 2020, Nobius is here to get your party movin' and your booty groovin'. From wedding receptions to festivals, we are here to provide your event with the music you need.
Outline of the Episode:
[02:26] Miguel – on going through change after a father's work-related transfer
[05:52] As the Pensacola Children's Chorus' Associate Director of Community Programs…
[11:14] I learned as a 12-year-old musician more of what prepared me for adulthood than I ever learned in any other class
[20:42] Video game music isn't always just noise in the background!
[22:43] Music always accomplishes something
[28:08] Christian – on experiencing video games and music for the first time together
[33:52] Composers – on the power of silence in music
[41:28] A cute story about music and Harvest Moon
[43:47] People are making full-on careers out of video game music!
[46:06] Why don't people in the field of music and video games have a solid level of recognition?
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