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Renowned Japanese producer coming to Brazil to host a special panel about his career

 

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Sao Paulo, Brazil – June 22, 2017 – The flames of Rock’n’Roll will burn ablaze in São Paulo, Brazil! One of the guests of BIG Festival 2017 is the renowned music producer Shota Nakama, the creator of the acclaimed Video Game Orchestra, one of the largest musical concerts dedicated to video game music in the world. He will host a special panel, on June 30th at 10am, together with Brazilian musician Antonio Teoli.

Nakama will share his experiences, answer the public’s questions and will tell the trajectory of his work and career, providing insightful tips on how to break into this industry. BIG Festival happens from June 24th to July 2nd, at Centro Cultural São Paulo, in Brazil’s largest city, and it is completely free for everyone. A registration is required in order to participate in lectures and panels at the event’s official website: www.bigfestival.com.br.

Hailing from Okinawa, Japan, but living in Boston, MA, USA, Nakama is one of the most respected figures in gaming music production. With the Video Game Orchestra, he introduced the concept of “rockestra”, in which concerts are presented with an orchestra and a choir together with a rock band, where he also performs as a guitarist.

The project launched in 2008 with a small show for 150 people in Boston, and has grown successfully to become one of the most popular international video game projects in the world, gathering huge crowds in venues like Boston Symphony Hall, Beijing Worker’s Stadium and Taiwan International Convention Center.

Nakama currently produces the Capcom Live, the official Capcom tour, launched in 2016, following the style of VGO. He also runs SoundtRec, the company he founded in 2013 which has produced, composed, orchestrated, organized, recorded and mixed soundtracks for several blockbuster franchise, such as Final Fantasy, Kingdom Hearts, Tales of Zestiria, Cytus (the best-selling music game in Taiwan), Lazer Team (indie live-action film by Rooster Teeth, the most successful cinematic crowdfunding campaign), Little Witch Academia (critically acclaimed short anime that became a series of 13 episodes on Netflix), and many others.

The Brazilian musician Antonio Teoli is an awarded composer and sound designer, and one of the pioneers of the Brazilian gaming industry. He’s responsible for the soundtracks of Taikodom, Finding Monsters Adventures, Rock’n’Rails, Jelly Splash, and more.

Throughout his 15-year-long career, Teoli has composed music for more than 450 games, across several platforms, including PC, mobile, SEGA Mega Drive, SEGA Master System, and Virtual Reality. Teoli is currently working on the Brazilian game Dolmen, and on another secret project, which will be exclusively announced during the BIG Festival

 

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5th BIG Festival (Brazil’s Independent Games Festival)
From June 24 to July 2nd (Monday, 26, is closed)
BIG Business Forum – June 27 to July 1st
From Tuesday to Friday10am to 10pm / Saturday and Sunday2pm to 10pm
Centro Cultural São Paulo – 1000 Vergueiro Street – Paraíso, São Paulo, Brazil
Free admittance

About BIG Festival
BIG Festival (Brazil’s Independent Games Festival), the first market festival focused on the independent production of video games in Brazil, and a pioneer in Latin America, aims to strengthen the independent production of games in Brazil through professional training and exchange of experiences, establishing itself as a business hub in Latin America for national and international game developers. In total, counting both competitions, BIG Festival has received the submission of 768 games, from 54 different countries. The program includes activities exclusive to professionals and others open to the public.

 

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