I’ve seen one or two musical items inspired by video games. There was Andrea Vadrucci who drums along to Mario Bros. Just found a violinist who plays the mario game music and sound effects in real time along to a game as its being played. I’ve seen opera in virtual worlds.
But I think the animation I’ve just found is quite excellent. It’s 80’s video games animated out of everyday objects. I particularly like the pacman near the end. Very well done. Its called Game Over and you can see it here on YouTube.
Just discovered this Italian guy, Andrea Vadrucci, on a drumming related blog (don’t ask) … and he is just amazing. He plays kit, but plays along to a rather bizaar choice of music … but, well, I’m no percussionist, but this guy is pretty damn good. His playing is really tight, even when drumming along to something like William Tell or the Barber of Seville (don’t know that you’d want him in your orchestra though).
One of the most curious though, has to be him playing along with the in-game music from Super Mario Bros 2. There are some great moments in this video (honest) – and a really good example of how musical this guy is (around 3 minutes in).