Dren McDonald's 'The String Arcade' on Top Score

by Emily Reese
February 6, 2014

Listen Top Score: Dren McDonald 'String Arcade'
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Composer Dren McDonald (submitted photo)

Composer Dren McDonald partnered with a string quartet for The String Arcade — a CD of video game music. Proceeds from the album go to the Alameda Music Project in California. It's based on the famous Venezuelan music education program called El Sistema.

Dren took inspiration from John Lurie's 1984 soundtrack to Stranger Than Paradise:

Dren decided to arrange popular game music for the album, which was funded through a successful Kickstarter campaign.

The String Arcade presale is happening now; you can find it on iTunes, Bandcamp, Loudr.FM, Amazon and Google Play.

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