Kondo joins GDC Video Games Live

Composer of classic Nintendo game themes such as Super Mario Bros. and Legend of Zelda to perform at live game-music concert March 9 in San Francisco.

Nintendo's classic franchises are known not only by their iconic characters, but also by their music. The themes from Super Mario Bros. and The Legend of Zelda have become engrained in gamers' heads over decades, and those who can't stop humming the simplistic-yet-catchy tunes have one person to thank--Koji Kondo.

Video Games Live, a touring concert featuring orchestras playing game music from several eras, has announced that Kondo will be performing at its event to close out the 2007 Game Developers Conference. Kondo will play one of his classic melodies at the concert.

The appearance of Kondo joins other attractions at the show, which include performances by Martin "The Video Game Pianist" Leung, a costume competition, and prize giveaways.

The closing ceremonies of GDC 2007 featuring Video Games Live will take place on March 9 at the Nob Hill Masonic Auditorium in San Francisco. For more information on the event, head over to the official Web site.

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29 comments
hyrulian_froman
hyrulian_froman

I hope I can make it, anyone, does it cost moneyto go to the gdc, PM me plz ( I live right near san francisco)

mjk_1
mjk_1

i'm still playing super mario bros

barinelg
barinelg

I would love to be at that concert! I wanted to see Play! and the Final Fantasy concerts but couldn't. Guess I need to move to the Pacific side...

AxL_2k7
AxL_2k7

The theme of "The Legend of Zelda" has many version, even one arranged by John Williams, but... the arrange used en DK Konga is awful, why Nintendo? why? T-T

slayer1090
slayer1090

Koji Kondo FTW!!! His music is Outstanding and the best out of every game in the world. I have half my Ipod filled with his tunes from kirby-starfox-mario. His music is just the most catchy tunes i've ever heard of.

Ranger_x8b
Ranger_x8b

peacenutman: Have you ever been to one of their concerts? They also play music from Medal of Honor, Beyond Good and Evil, and World Of Warcraft, just to name a few.

1357900
1357900

I would love it if they{Nintendo, and Koji} would make a cd of these performances, so I could hear them. I'm right now playing a midi of the Super Mario Bros. theme used in one of Super Mario RPG:Legend of the Seven Stars' menus, either pause, or file menu.

peacenutman
peacenutman

pff@ this noob concert... all this concert plays is mario, zelda, halo, and some other first party nintendo music. Play SOTC, RE4, Ninja Gaiden or DMC or Okami.

Eggshnyne
Eggshnyne

*Humps in Zelda tone* "Do do, do do do do doooo, do do do do dooo, do do do, do do do do do do dooo, do do do do do do ooo ooo, da na na na nana na, na, na na na na na na na na na na na....":D Hee!

ishcabible6000
ishcabible6000

What about the music to Star Fox! That was some of his best stuff!

TryMe01
TryMe01

pure genius this guy is and a nice add to GDC

Somini
Somini

Koji Kondo´s tunes, they never seem to leave my brain *starts to hum some mario themes*.

Hir0_N
Hir0_N

Koji Kondo is simply a genius.

Doolum
Doolum

give us a show to remember

Re_ensurer
Re_ensurer

Sweet. I'll be looking forward to that.