We hear an awful lot about remakes and remasters in 2017. What you don't hear quite so much is orchestral remakes.
George Oldziey is a producer and composer based in Austin, Texas. Over the last decade, he worked on the music for Sin City 2 and orchestrated the music for Kill Bill 2 and the original Sin City. But Oldziey also has plenty of credits working with video game compositions, including Wing Commander 3, 4 and Wing Commander: Prophecy.
But there was only so much budget for video game music in the Wing Commander days, and Oldziey wants to go revisit his old music. So he started a Kickstarter, which has successfully passed its goal, to re-record his Wing Commander compositions with a live orchestra.
The campaign, as it stands, will fund the following:
* Preparation and creation of all tracks for recording
* Physical reproduction of the new scores and parts
* Digital MIDI tracks for all of the music
* Recording of WC3’s jazzy bar music with live musicians
As an added bonus to keep everyone entertained during the campaign, Oldziey also posted a software playback of an unnamed track from the Wing Commander series. It was orchestrated using the original MIDI file as a reference, because doing straight instrumental translations from MIDI files almost 25 years old doesn't work that well, apparently.