The Versatile Violin

In light of my last post, it saddens me to think how little the art world considers of gaming. While I freely admit a large portion of gaming is sensationalized, I also believe the art community overly generalizes the medium and fails to recognize incredible work in gaming. Much can be said about science fiction and fantasy genres in the literary world. Authors like J.R.R. Tolkien and Orson Scott Card took advantage of these genres to create profound literary works, much like gaming does today.

The Sky from Skyrim

Not Art?

Malevich: Black Square

Art?

So from gaming as an art form to the legitimacy of fantasy in literary works, I now in a very round-about way come to the topic of the post: the versatile violin. I loved playing this instrument ever since I was a young boy, but it wasn’t until high school when I began to appreciate the wide variety of applications of the violin in music. My first forays into non-classic music came from Bluegrass but quickly expanded into Rock, Techno, and other genres.

So while I’ve been working on an improvisation project this week, I’ve gathered inspiration from various violin pieces I discovered during the week. I haven’t played Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim yet, but from the screenshot above and the music cover below, I know I want to!

And another medley of music inspired by the Zelda series:

Beautiful work that I wanted to share. Hopefully I will have some more original stuff for you next week.

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