Nintendo 64’s Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time was so fabulous in its day (1998) and it has continued to influence other games, art and cosplays for the last 13 years. It should come as no surprise that it is also influencing music, after all, an ocarina is a musical instrument. It’s a natural cross over.
For some great examples of the ocarina’s beauty, check out the YouTube channel for a musician named Heather Scott. She can show you what an ocarina can really do. The best part of it all…she plays TONS of video gaming tunes. Of course she includes music from LoZ, but she also wafts out some haunting Final Fantasy charm, as well as others that don’t seem to fit with the ocarina quite as well. Donkey Kong?
On May 7, the artist simply known as Heather hosted a concert. She is known for cosplaying at the same time she plays so who knows what this concert will bring? You can learn more about this unique idea at STLocarina. You can also find Heather Scott on Ustream. For a more permanent offering, download her album, Echoes of Gerudo Valley (aptly named for the Zelda universe), on iTunes.
Lost Paintings from Castlevania Symphony of the Night on STL Triple Purple Clay Ocarina