Journey is one of my favorite video games of all time. It is such a complete artistic experience that still emotionally touches me to this day. One of my favorite things about Journey was the amazing soundtrack that Austin Wintory created for it. So when I heard his Journey LIVE was coming to San Francisco I had to come out for it.
I first heard about this concert through Kickstarter and I knew I had to back it. It was actually my first experience using Kickstarter. I discovered Fifth Ensemble because of it and have been a fan of their work ever since. All their concerts unfortunately never happened near me when I was available until this year.
Journey LIVE is pretty much what you expect a concert about Journey to be. You watch a live playthrough of Journey with a live orchestra. It may sound pretty simple but as someone that loves concerts, I can say anyone that loves orchestral music will enjoy this concert.
If you find yourself having the opportunity to see this concert I highly recommend it. Going to this concert knowing nothing about Journey can actually create for one of the most special experiences you can have with this game. I have been to video game concerts before so I know how important it can be to know the game but it is not the case for this.
I will see Journey LIVE again whenever it comes to town because it is an experience I enjoy that much. Thank you, Austin for creating Journey LIVE. It was a pleasure to meet you and I can’t wait to see what your next project will be.