Global interactive entertainment brand HoYoverse today announced a year-end surprise for its fans and gamers — the GENSHIN CONCERT 2023 “Melodies of an Endless Journey” will be broadcast for free on YouTube, Twitch, TikTok, and X (formerly known as Twitter) on December 22, 2023, at 7 p.m. (UTC+8). This year’s Genshin Impact online concert will feature the performance of the London Philharmonic Orchestra and other international musicians with innovative XR, AR, and animation technology to bring some of Genshin Impact’s most moving moments, highlights, and memorable cutscenes to life.
The concert is expected to last approximately 60 minutes and features a repertoire of over 25 tracks from all five nations that have been released in the game, showcasing diverse music elements and genres from various parts of the world. Members of the London Philharmonic Orchestra and conductor Robert Ziegler, who were involved in the performance of Mondstadt and Fontaine soundtracks, are once again invited to present authentic symphonic renditions. Meanwhile, talented singers and musicians will also join the concert to demonstrate the diversity of genres, elements, and instruments of Genshin Impact music. To combine the musical experience with the fantasy of Genshin Impact, Yasunori Nishiki, the Japanese composer and arranger known for his works on Octopath Traveler and various video games, will take on the role of Music Director for the entire GENSHIN CONCERT 2023.
First released in September 2020, Genshin Impact is an award-winning open-world adventure role-playing game that has attracted fans and gamers across the globe. The original Genshin Impact music is produced by HOYO-MiX, the in-house music studio of HoYoverse. The game is set in the vast fantasy world of Teyvat consisting of seven nations, each with a dedicated musical theme and multiple soundtrack collections that evoke the history, culture, landscapes, and ongoing adventure of that area. Built on orchestral foundations, the music of Genshin Impact combines elements of music from around the world to depict the variety of the regions and peoples of Teyvat.
The GENSHIN CONCERT online concert series is one of Genshin Impact’s first music projects designed to enable exchange, education, and access to music among fans, players and the general public. Since October, offline concerts have been held for the first time in front of an international audience as part of Genshin Impact’s concert tour. In addition, the “Impact4Music: Music for All” benefit project was launched in Europe earlier this year, to support student orchestras and musicians.
The U.S. Genshin Impact Union (USGIU), a community founded by passionate Genshin Impact players and supported by HoYoverse, is also contributing to GENSHIN CONCERT 2023 by organizing a series of campus events (https://melodyfromteyvat.usgiu.com/ , available on mobile only). From December onwards, fans may encounter pop-up booths in various cities and campuses such as Yale University, New York University, Berklee College of Music, University College London, and Royal Academy of Music, allowing more people to listen to or even perform the music of Genshin Impact. Dr. Piero Scaruffi, an Italian-American scholar and critic in computer science, music and art, also discussed Genshin Impact and its music in a lecture at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
“The music from Genshin Impact combines different genres, elements, instruments and musicians from around the world, and is incorporated very well into a unique fictional world,” said Dr. Piero Scaruffi. “It may provide a unique chance for more young people to learn about music without prejudice.”
Source: Press Release