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Interview with Jason Michael Paul, Executive Producer of the Zelda Symphony!

by on November 19, 2016

The Zelda Symphony of the Goddesses has been making its way around the US and Canada for its Master Quest tour. We’ve got just two more weeks to go until the Zelda Symphony makes its way to Salt Lake City, where GameOctane’s Ryan and Allie will be bringing you all the coverage you need from this awesome event! But that isn’t the only awesome news. We were able to get an exclusive interview with Jason Michael Paul, who is the Exectutive Producer of the Zelda Symphony! Read on to see the interview!

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GameOctane: You’ve done “Play!” so you’ve had the opportunity to create a symphony for other franchises, but if you had to thoroughly score another franchise, like you’ve done with Zelda, which one would you choose and why?

Jason Michael Paul: I would like to work with FINAL FANTASY or the Elders Scroll Series. I would also like to work with Kingdom Hearts, Secrets of Mana, and or Chrono Cross/Trigger. The idea of an all Square Enix IP concert is very appealing to me. The idea of an all Nintendo All Star concert or IP concert is appealing or a Super Smash Symphony.

GO: What inspired you to create the Zelda Symphony?

JMP:Nintendo and I had been working together with PLAY! A Video Game Symphony. I featured Zelda, Mario Bros, Metroid, Super Mario Galaxies, Pikmin, Star Fox, Kid Icarus, Donkey Kong Country, etc.

GO: Why Zelda as opposed to another franchise?

JMP: Zelda is one of the most iconic franchises in the history of video games.

GO: Did you play through the Zelda games to prepare the Symphony? Or did you just listen to music?

JMP: Played through many of the games. I also listened to original sound tracks and gameplay music.

GO: Do you consider yourself a gamer?

JMP: Yes, of course; a veteran gamer.

GO: Did you expect the Zelda Symphony to be this successful?

JMP: I am super grateful for this show. It an amazing production and I get an amazing amount of satisfaction being able to bring joy to so many people all around the world!

GO: What is the best costume you’ve seen so far, worn by a symphony-goer?

JMP: That’s a tough question. I have had Li Kovacs at my shows. She probably takes the cake. Her Majora’s Mask costume was out of this world. The detail and accuracy that she accomplished with that particular costume was on another level.

GO: What kind of expectations or emotions do you want the audience to experience when they are attending the Symphony?

JMP: All of the emotions that you feel when playing the game… This is a musical journey in perfect sync with the visuals from Zelda. The personal touches from the original creators take you there.

GO: What is your favorite Zelda moment?

JMP: Being responsible for such an amazing project is my favorite moment. I am especially grateful for this opportunity and only want to please fans that come to my shows. No corners are ever cut with my projects.


Well folks, there you have it! We here at GameOctane are excited to have had the opportunity to chat with Jason Michael Paul, and we are even more excited to see the Zelda Symphony of the Goddesses soon! Stay tuned to GameOctane.com for more Zelda Symphony coverage in the coming weeks!

What do you think? Are you seeing the Zelda Symphony in your hometown? Are you excited about the idea of a Super Smash Symphony? Let us know in the comments below!

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