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Throughout the Nintendo Life video game music festival, we conducted in-depth interviews and shorter, clearer (perhaps a little stupid) Q&A with a series of composers and musicians, in which we only asked ten quick personal questions; we Call these shorter functions “Quick Beats”.
Today, we ushered in the CEO of the ancient legends and veterans of the “Angry Street” and “Sonic the Hedgehog” series, Dragon Slayer, Yes, Shinobi, ActRaiser, Etrian Odyssey, etc.-Yuzo Koshiro.
The composer is a personal hero of the NL team, so let’s find out some tidbits about him, including his The musical hero and what souvenirs he saved from burning buildings…
Do you remember the first song or album you bought?
Kindergarten principal, Robert Schumann.
What was the last music you listened to?
Heartbreak National Anthem [by Galantis, David Guetta and Little Mix].
What was the game you wrote for the first video game, and how do you feel when you hear it now?
Xanadu: Scene Two [Dragon Slayer II] By Falcom Japan. When I listened to it recently, I felt that no matter it was the first part of a commercial PC game, it was better than I expected.
Which work are you most proud of?
Angry street 2What’s more, there are still many people in the world who still like it. I would say that this is one of the most successful works in my life. Besides, I like to make music on Genesis.
Which article do you want you to write?
Gradient series. I like the music of the whole series very much, so I hope that one day I even just write a song for it.
What do you listen to while driving?
Car radio. I like to hear good songs by chance, and then check them on Shazam to find out the content of the songs.
Do you have a musical hero?
Yes, but there are too many heroes. So it is difficult to choose one.I loved JSBach From small to large, it has never changed. He is probably the only person who has been in love for so long. I would say that he is my musical hero.
Which decade has the best music?
They have had great songs for decades, so it is difficult to choose, but I dare say that this is the 80s. The music of the 1980s is a combination of tradition and modernity.feel [like there’s] There is so much humanity, warmth and depth due to less computer sorting and shooting [a lot of] It’s time to make music. I really like that musical atmosphere.
Ocarina, harp or tambourine-which magical instrument would you choose for an epic adventure?
I will choose the harp. After the fierce battle, playing a beautiful melody made me healed.
If your house is on fire and you only have time to get a souvenir before escaping to safety with your family, what will you bring?
Now the family photos that are important to me are in the cloud, and the grand piano is too heavy, I would choose a credit card.
Thank you Mr. Koshiro for talking to us-you can follow him Twitter.
Be sure to check out our previous Quick Beats Q&A with BAFTA winner Austin Wintory, as well as our ongoing music-themed interviews and other Nintendo Life VGM Fest articles in this special season.
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