Denys Fontanarosa, Jérémie Kermarrec, Kazushige Nojima (Foreword)
Discover the incredible career of musician Nobuo Uematsu, unanimously recognized as one of the greatest composers of video game music, and made famous for his work on the Final Fantasy series.
1987. When Nobuo Uematsu begins to write the soundtrack for a modest role-playing game called Final Fantasy, he is far from imagining that he is embarking on a future legendary series and that, years later, millions players from all over the world will have been touched by his music. Yet it is obvious: from the most poignant character themes to the most extravagant combat pieces, from the melancholy piano of Zanarkand to the grandiose opera of Final Fantasy VI, his prolific work is imbued with a sincerity that speaks from the heart.
Nevertheless, we can't take an interest in this undeniable success without addressing the pangs of creation and the doubts that never ceased to torment the musician, including when he had, in the eyes of his admirers, nothing left to prove. Marked by the memory of the hardships he went through in his youth while aspiring to make a living from composing, Nobuo Uematsu has forged over the years an honest and coherent vision of video game music, and has redoubled his efforts to to defend its legitimacy.
The result of several interviews with the legendary composer – as well as with a number of artists who worked with him, in his early days or more recently –, this biography retraces all the nuances of the impressive career of a man who was nevertheless simple and modest. In addition to behind the scenes of the most beautiful soundtracks of Final Fantasy, it is an invitation to discover or rediscover his more personal works as much as to get to know his musical roots, his entourage, his various passions or, even more simply, his inclination, to sweetness.
Nobuo Uematsu - La biographie officielle
Authors: #DenysFontanarosa #JérémieKermarrec #KazushigeNojima
Publishers: #PixNLove (Pix 'N Love)
Genres: #GeneralHistory #Interviews #Music
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