JMP Productions announced that video game composers Marty O'Donnell and Mike Salvatori will attend the premiere of PLAY! in Chicago on May 27, 2006, they will also be joining the meet and greet. PLAY! A Video Game Symphony is a symphony concert world-tour featuring music from a catalogue of blockbuster video games.
Martin O'Donnell received his Masters of Music Degree in Composition, with honors, from USC in the early 80's and since then along with his writing partner, Michael Salvatori, has composed and produced numerous original scores for TV, Radio and Film. In 1997 their company, TotalAudio, produced sound design for Cyan's "Riven: The Sequel to Myst", and all the audio for Bungie's award winning "Myth, the Fallen Lords".
The audio for "Halo" received numerous industry awards including The Game Developers Choice Award, The Edge Award, and Best Soundtrack of 2002 from Rolling Stone Magazine. In 2004 Marty and Mike once again collaborated on composing and producing the music for the highly anticipated "Halo 2".
Says Jason Michael Paul: "Halo is one of the most popular games. Marty's and Mike's music invokes emotion and truly enhances the playing experience like no other. Their contributions to the franchise have contributed greatly to this success. The music that they created have been some of the most significant recent contributions to music in this interactive entertainment field. We are very honored that they have elected to be with us at our premiere in Chicago with fans!".
Latest tour dates including ticket information are available at the official PLAY! website at www.play-symphony/tickets.php. So far, PLAY! concerts have been announced for Chicago, Stockholm, Detroit, Philadelphia, Vienna (Virginia) and Toronto.