Undertale LIVE: Free Concert Coming to Twitch and CD
Materia Collective is pleased to present Undertale LIVE, a special live performance that takes fans back to the underground. Featuring new arrangements for Fifth House Ensemble's acoustic dectet, drum set, and electronics by music director Eric Roth of AWR Music Productions and Chris Opperman, Undertale LIVE reimagines game creator and composer Toby Fox's beloved, quirky, genre-scrambling score as the core of an interactive show where audience members make the choice to slay or spare from the edge of their seats. Including new versions of Undertale staples drawn from all three routes, as well as arrangements of unreleased tracks, Undertale LIVE offers fans a fresh way to experience their favorite moments, dogs, and operatic arias performed by killer robots.
The accompanying Undertale LIVE album will be available to purchase digitally during and after the show with pre-orders for the physical CD release opening during this time. The physical CD version is planned for release early in 2021.
"Undertale LIVE is certainly the only album in which you'll hear a French horn player imitating the sound of a ghost singing to itself," comments the Fifth House Ensemble's Artistic Director, Dan Visconti. "Using classical instruments to reimagine this videogame fantasy world has led to some incredible creativity. With so many exciting Undertale arrangements and covers in the aether, we wanted above all to contribute something distinctive - and to create a live touring event where fans could experience this music as part of the game's story, participating in the narrative by voting to slay or spare via text message and driving to a different ending each night."
About Fifth House Ensemble
Praised by the New York Times for its "conviction, authority, and finesse," the Chicago-based Fifth House Ensemble harnesses the collaborative spirit of chamber music to reach beyond the traditionally-perceived limits of classical music. The ensemble's artistic, educational, and civic programs engage theater groups, video game designers, corporate innovators, and folk bands to share stories as diverse as the communities it serves. The ensemble has released two critically-acclaimed albums on Cedille Records.
An established partner and resource to the nation's top music schools and conservatories, Fifth House launches the careers of emerging artists through entrepreneurship residencies and training programs, including those at Yale College, Eastman School of Music, New England Conservatory, Indiana University, Northwestern University, DePaul University, and the Colburn School. The ensemble's creative partnerships have led to bold new directions in civic practice and emerging artist training; recent partnerships include those with The Cleveland Orchestra, the Cleveland Institute of Music, and the San Francisco Opera. In 2012, Fifth House launched Fresh Inc, a two-week, intensive training program for emerging composers and performers where Fifth House works with participants on building careers in music in line with their vision and values.
About Materia Collective
Materia Collective is a Seattle-based game music group. They work closely with game companies, composers, and rights holders to create exciting new opportunities for game brands in the music space. As a music partner, they lead creative ideation and production of vinyl, CDs, sheet music, and more to empower fans with interactive music products.