Press Start 2022: Free Video Game Festival at Center Pompidou

Written by Cecil D, Laura B. Posted on Jul 12, 2022 at 7:38 pm

The Press Start Festival dedicated to video games returns to the BPI of the Center Pompidou, for its 10th edition, from September 28 to October 3, 2022. This year, the free festival brings us video game music. About a program, workshops, meetings and games for video games!

Before you can participate in the main paris games week, Toward BPI (Public Information Library) of the Center PompidouAnd the Who organizes this year again Press the start buttona festival for lovers video games. Conferences, games, workshops, concerts: we go to enjoy this video game festival Free, organization of From September 28 to October 3, 2022.

Each edition has a special theme. After rebounding in 2017, Emotions in 2018, cinema in 2019, Post-apocalyptic in 2020, and Bestiary for video games in 2021, have all occupied a place in the Music. Music is an essential component of the video game experience. Identify Unique characters and universes. Who does not know Trait Who is Mario or the soft notes that Ocarina Link plays? Who among us has never felt a heightened tension upon hearing the first notes of the ending boss?elden ring ?

Video games are works that blend many arts, and music is undoubtedly one of the most important!

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  • Video Games Forum: In-Game Music
    Saturday 1 October • afternoon • small hall • Center Pompidou
    From first notes encoded on floppy disks to specialty labels, from magical yellow orchestra experiences to “acting” stars like Paul McCartney or David Bowie, game music brings gamers and audio enthusiasts together around listening pleasure. Because we “play” an instrument as much as we do Zelda Final Fantasy where Sayonara Wild HeartA staple of video game immersion, sound is awe-inspiring with the variety of genres and effects represented. With four roundtables, console professionals, authors, and talents will share their passion for gaming music and its many facets.
    • Type above game music
      Damien Micheri, Jeremy Kermaric, Aurelien Simon and Fanny Rebilard will discuss their work in music as journalists, authors and publishers.
    • From configuration to integration
      Vocal professions in this industry are numerous and still unknown. With Laurianne Espinadel (Sloclap) and Vincent Dortel (Ubisoft Montpellier), who will explain the stages of sound creation in the game.
    • Concert hall games
      Romain Dasnoy (Overlook Events, Wayô Records) and Frederic Dorman (No Limit Orchestra), concert production and publishing specialists will speak about the sector’s challenges.
    • Music games and music games
      What is the music in the game? What is the effect of music on the player? Musicologist (Antoine Morissette) and journalist (Luma) and arcade collector Dance Dance Revolution (Morgan Lietar) will dissect the musical experience of some titles.
  • Unlimited Orchestra Concert
    Saturday 1 October • 8-10 pm • The Small Hall • Center Pompidou
    Founded in 2018 by musician and conductor Frédéric Dormann, Orchestra Without Borders specializes in interpreting music from video games, films and animated films. Made up of more than a hundred professional and amateur musicians, the orchestra is an original art object, at a crossroads between the worlds of “geek”, digital music and orchestras. He is one of the pioneers in France in this innovative concept.
  • Conference games: jazz and video games
    Friday 30 September • 8:30 – 10 pm • Small Hall • Center Pompidou
    Yassine Synapsas and Antoine Herrin (Random Bazaar) bring you a conference game, examining the intersections between jazz and video games. A true conference in which you are the hero, jazz and video games invite the audience to become an actor, by participating in an investigation that illustrates the mysterious intersections between these two arts. Animators will accompany you all the time, recounting this beautiful encounter, asking questions, planting many pitfalls…
  • MAO through time
    Friday 30 September • 2-6 pm • Espace Musique • Bpi (Level 3)
    Workshop – David Bagel presentation on Computer Aided Music.

And what would a video game festival be without games to test? As always, we take advantage of Press Start to discover indie, demo or casual games, alone or in a team, on PC or console. Workshops are also offered to lift the veil behind the scenes of this universe, and to understand how to make these games that we love so much. Learn how to design games or music with the help of a computer!

Free, friendly festival open to all: Press the start button It is the perfect place to live your passion and share it with your loved ones! Go on this adventure and play!

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