Konami has announced that Michiru Yamane, who has composed music for titles within the company's flagship Castlevania
series, will give a live performance as part of the Symphonic Game Music Concert
, to be held during the opening ceremony in the Gewandhaus venue at Games Convention in Leipzig.
The composer has worked at Konami since leaving school in 1988 and made her debut by providing the music to Twinbee
, a prequel to the NES shooter Stinger
. She has worked on key titles such as Gradius, SDSnatcher
and International Track & Field
, and made her Castlevania
debut in 1992’s version for the Genesis. Yamane will also supply the soundtrack to the forthcoming Castlevania: Portrait of Ruin
for Nintendo DS, which she will be promoting at the convention.
The performance will take place in the evening of August 23rd, at 8 pm, during which she will perform ‘Wood Carving Partita’ from Castevania: Symphony of the Night
on a Cembalo – a harpsichord-style instrument. The evening itself will be a celebration of video game music, lead by conductor Andy Brick and the FILMharmonic Orchestra Prague and Choir.
The orchestra will also be paying tribute to Castlevania
via a specially-composed medley based on three tracks from the series, including ‘A Toccata Into Blood-Soaked Darkness’ from Castlevania: Curse of Darkness
for the PlayStation 2, and ‘Vampire Killer’ and ‘Wicked Child’ from the original NES Castlevania