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GAMEPLAY: Eímear Noone

Eímear Noone conducts

Eímear Noone has conducted, composed and arranged scores for blockbuster franchises like World of Warcraft, the Legend of Zelda and many more.

She's especially well known for leading orchestras as they record game soundtracks, a process she says is very fast-paced.

She doesn't let this hamper performers' artistry, though.

"I tell the orchestra, 'I don't wanna just hear music on this. I wanna hear you. I wanna hear your energy,'" she says.

Listen to the episode to hear more from Noone!

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Generous support for the music heard on this program comes from the Robert T. and Ruth Haidt Hughes Memorial Acquisitions Fund.

Special thanks to Eímear Noone and to Moema Parrott and Eva Pires of Polyarts Management.

Thanks to Michael Culler for engineering assistance and to Christine Kyprianides and Delia Zaleski for production assistance.

Amanda Sewell is IPR's Music Director, and Keith Brown is GAMEPLAY’s host and executive producer.

PLAYLIST:

Martin O’Donnell, Michael Salvatori, Paul McCartney - Destiny - The Union (Destiny) - City of Prague Philharmonic Orchestra and Chorus

Russell Brower - Card to Play (StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty) - Skywalker Symphony Orchestra and Chorus

Russell Brower - Fire and Fury (StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty) - Skywalker Symphony Orchestra and Chorus

Russell Brower - The Showdown (StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty) - Skywalker Symphony Orchestra and Chorus

Koji Kondo, Asuka Ota, Toru Minegishi - Twilight Princess Symphonic Movement (The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess) - Orchestra Nova San Diego

Koji Kondo - The Legend of Zelda Main Theme Medley (The Legend of Zelda) - Orchestra Nova San Diego

Eímear Noone - The Foundry (World of Warcraft: Warlords of Draenor) - Northwest Sinfonia Orchestra and Chorus

Eímear Noone, Clint Bajakian - Ways of the Ancient Ones (World of Warcraft: Warlords of Draenor) - Northwest Sinfonia Orchestra and Chorus

Koji Kondo - Song of Storms / Paddy Fahey's Jig (The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time) - DIT Traditional Irish Music Ensemble

Koji Kondo - The Zelda Orchestral Fantasy (The Legend of Zelda series) - City of Prague Philharmonic Orchestra; DIT Traditional Irish Music Ensemble; Sibéal Ní Chasaide, Laura Intravia, vocals

Keith Brown is the host of Matinee Classics and the host and producer of GAMEPLAY.