Tag: Koji Kondo

The folks over at Did You Know Gaming have released another Zelda themed video, this time delving into some of the most interesting facts about the music in the series. Gaming Youtuber SpaceHamster provides the voice for this particular episode, and it mentions plenty of great music trivia, from the original planned song for The Legend of Zelda to Koji Kondo’s endeavour for an orchestral score in Twilight Princess. Make the jump to check out the video!

“Straight Outta Hyrule,” a new music mashup created by YouTuber I am Jemboy, combines N.W.A’s Hip-Hop/Rap hit “Straight Outta Compton” with Koji Kondo’s overworld theme from The Legend of Zelda NES.

I expected this odd combination of musical styles to be a train wreck, but it’s actually quite catchy. I am Jemboy added in various Zelda-themed sound effects from Super Smash Bros. N64 and Brawl, which gives a unique aspect to this tune…

Earlier this month Classic FM, the UK’s leading classic radio station with over 5.6 million listeners began their Annual “Hall of Fame’ countdown. They invited listeners to vote on which classical music moved them most. This was the first time that the music from The Legend of Zelda series was considered. Once their countdown was complete, the entire series’ music had placed 84th out of 300. Hit jump to see what Classic FM had to say about Koji Kondo and…

Over the last week or so, UK classical radio station Classic FM has been announcing the winners for this year’s Classic FM Hall of Fame, an annual countdown of the greatest works in classical music. Listeners voted for their favorite entries and the top 300 were selected for placement in the Hall of Fame. Matching up against centuries of renowned classical compositions, the music of The Legend of Zelda series was entered into the Hall of Fame, placing at number 84…

Nintendo of America recently got the chance to meet up with producer Eiji Aonuma and composer Koji Kondo at the Legend of Zelda Symphony in Tokyo. Since the Symphony of the Goddesses was announced, fans have been anticipating this musical event, hoping to catch a glimpse of what it might be like. These two prominent individuals discuss many things including the New 3DS, Majora’s Mask, and the compositions brought to life through this concert. More details (and an awesome 2160p…

The Legend of Zelda: Symphony of the Goddesses – Master Quest is already in full swing as it continues its run through North America and Europe. On February 7th, the concert series visited Tokyo and a few special guests made appearances during the event. Zelda director Eiji Aonuma and Zelda composer Koji Kondo both spoke on stage, discussing the legacy of Zelda‘s music and Majora’s Mask 3D

Koji Kondo has provided music for numerous Nintendo titles, but it seems the music of the “Legend of Zelda” has made an impression on him. In a recent interview with GoNintendo, Kondo expressed his interest in remaking and remixing various songs from the “Legend of Zelda” series. All of the remixes would be done in a jazz-style of music, and the remixes would be released as a compilation project.

Koji Kondo, the man behind the theme for The Legend of Zelda, recently sat down with the people over at GoNintendo for an interview. The session was covered on one of the site’s Podcast episodes, but it seems they will be sharing small pieces of it throughout the week. Today’s moment of choice is of particular interest to the Zelda community.

Kondo was asked about which creation of his he would love to go back to, and rework with the use of modern instruments. Rather than…

Since the very beginning, Koji Kondo has been the man behind the many melodies that have in many ways helped define the Legend of Zelda as we know it. From the title screen themes, to a few notes that turn back time, or even the simple sound effects that ring in our ears. Kondo has composed piece after piece to accompany our adventures with the most fitting tunes. What about Kondo’s Adventures? What song do you think he finds most…

Not too long ago, we reported on why Koji Kondo’s favorite series to work on is The Legend of Zelda. This time around, we get to find out more on yet another favorite of his. Thanks to a recent interview with Polygon, we got to find out why Koji Kondo’s favorite version of the Overworld Theme is the one used in Ocarina of Time. It seems like he worked on the song with the specific goal of keeping it from becoming too repetitive for the players. He broke the song into 8-bar sections that would not only work together…