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Genshin Impact concert to be streamed worldwide Oct. 3

Genshin Impact, the popular action role-playing game from Shanghai-based miHoYo, will host its first global online concert on Oct. 3. Image credit: miHoYo
Image credit: miHoYo

Genshin Impact, the popular action role-playing game from Shanghai-based miHoYo, will host its first global online concert on Oct. 3. Announced on Aug. 26 at Gamescom 2021, GENSHIN CONCERT 2021 – Melodies of an Endless Journey will feature Genshin Impact music originally composed and produced by Yu-Peng Chen and HOYO-MiX. World-famous Belgian conductor Maestro Dirk Brossé — whom John Williams chose as Principal Conductor of the Star Wars in Concert World Tour — and the Flanders Symphony Orchestra will present the original soundtracks of Genshin Impact, while musicians from the US, South Korea, and other countries will deliver innovative interpretations of much-loved pieces with a mix of genres.

“We’ve been experimenting with varied cultural elements in Genshin Impact’s music in the past and present, and will continue to do so in the future,” Chen, composer and music producer of HOYO-MiX, said in a press statement.

Music and video games

”When Maestro Dirk Brossé and the Flanders Symphony Orchestra first played the Mondstadt theme, we immediately knew we got the ideal team to recreate some of the most memorable moments in the game for fans and players. At the same time, GENSHIN CONCERT 2021 is also a blessed opportunity for our team to communicate with gifted artists around the world and learn from their distinct interpretations of the game and music through various covers,” he said.

The announcement trailer unveils the first glimpse of the online GENSHIN CONCERT 2021, starring Brossé and the Flanders Symphony Orchestra performing the Mondstadt theme familiar to every Genshin Impact fan and player at the concert hall of Salle Philharmonique de Liège.

For more than 40 years, Brossé has been a respected and award-winning composer and conductor, participating in prestigious projects around the world, including the Star Wars in Concert World Tour. In addition to a symphonic performance of the Genshin Impact soundtrack by a full classical orchestra, the approximately 90-minute concert will also have multiple stages in different countries, including the US and South Korea, featuring reimagined iconic tracks adapted and played by various individuals and groups of artists. 

The world of Teyvat

Image credit: miHoYo
Image credit: miHoYo

First released on Sept. 28, 2020, Genshin Impact is a free-to-play open-world action RPG where the player takes on the role of the mysterious “Traveler,” who sets off on a journey to discover the fate of their lost sibling and unveils the mysterious secrets of Teyvat along the way. The game is set in the vast world of Teyvat consisting of seven nations, each with a dedicated musical theme that evokes the history and culture of that area.

The original Genshin Impact soundtracks are produced by HOYO-MiX, miHoYo’s in-house music team, and written by accomplished composer Chen. Using traditional orchestral music as the base, Genshin Impact’s soundtracks incorporate assorted elements of world music in themes and variations for different areas.

The game has released six original soundtrack albums, and the seventh album featuring music from the recently launched Inazuma area will be coming soon in a collaboration between HOYO-MiX and Sony Music.