Pokémon Reorchestrated: Kanto Symphony…

Below are orchestral arrangements of the music from the Pokémon games Red and Blue (set in the Kanto region of the Pokémon world – hence the name). The first video in the playlist provides a little further explanation if needed. I shall simply add that I particularly enjoy the music and appreciate that it must have been a lot of work, considering that it seems to have been accomplished in the arranger’s spare time.

Summer of Zimmer…

After a relatively quiet 2012 in terms of composing, scoring sequels The Dark Knight Rises and Madagascar 3, Hans Zimmer is back in a big way this summer, with three films that look good and sound better!

First up is Man of Steel, which Hans himself found dauntingJohn Williams’ Superman theme is one of his most iconic pieces of music. Despite procrastinating for three months, I think Hans has done a good job while also doing it in his unique style. Check out the trailer below (or here on SoundCloud) for a taste of the music.

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Website of the month, May 2013…

The website of the month for May 2013 is Pint of Science, a new science festival running simultaneously, around the middle of this month, across 15 pubs in Cambridge, London and Oxford. Cambridge has a history (and a continuing culture) of talking about science in pubs, and three pubs in Cambridge are taking part in the festival. The video below gives a brief introduction.