In our Friend of Fred series, PT host Fred Child invites a special guest into the studio to share music and conversation.
Radio host Emily Reese combines her enthusiasm for playing video games and passion for classical music as the host of Top Score, a weekly podcast highlighting video game music and the people who create it.
This week, Reese joined Fred in the PT studio to talk about the classical roots of modern video game music.
Reese hopes that video game music will experience an evolution similar to film music, and that these compositions will increasingly be performed live on the concert stage.
For gamers like Reese, who came of age playing 8-bit consoles and pinball machines, hearing this music performed live in concert is both transfixing and nostalgic.
View the playlist and listen to Emily Reese's Friend of Fred here.
You can subscribe to episodes of Top Score via iTunes.