As seen on Japanator
Videogame and anime pianist Piano Squall (Michael Gluck) has made quite a name for himself performing all over the United States at various anime conventions. He has amassed a serious fanbase with his piano arrangements of tunes from the best videogames and anime series, with proceeds from his performances and sales going to several charities. He was nice enough to sit down with us to tell us a bit about what he’s up to lately, giving us details on his new debut CD, GAME.
As seen on RPGFan
Videogame music fans have a lot of reasons to buy the new piano arranged album called GAME by Michael Gluck. First of all, it’s an American-made arranged videogame album which isn’t all too common in the first place. Furthermore, it’s relatively cheap at only $9.99, and 20% of the profits are donated to the National Multiple Sclerosis Society.
As seen on RPGamer
It has always been common practice for musicians to arrange their favorite tunes and replay them for their friends, family or locally. This practice saw a boom within the videogame world with the advent of the internet. Communities gathered and places like OverClocked Remix and RPGamer’s: The Music Box, popped up giving remixers a place to share their arrangements.
As seen on SquareSound
Like many game music fans before me, I first discovered Michael “Piano Squall” Gluck while surfing YouTube for some game-related music videos. I came across a recording of Michael performing the “Final Fantasy Battle Medley” for a live audience at a gaming and anime convention.
As seen on The Armchair Empire
The Armchair Empire has reviewed soundtracks before, but this is the first time we’ve received a CD for review of “unofficial” soundtracks – a selection of tracks from a variety of games as performed by a fella called, Michael Gluck.
As seen on OCRemix
Under the stage name “Piano Squall”, Michael Gluck performs videogame/anime music piano concerts to fundraise for charity.
As seen on VGMusic
Under the stage name “Piano Squall”, Michael Gluck performs videogame and anime music piano concerts to raise money for charity. Since 2003, he has given concerts in sixteen different states to benefit organizations such as The National Multiple Sclerosis Society, Race for the Cure, Baltimore Reads, The Maryland Food Bank, The Matthew Foster Foundation, and Tsunami Relief.
As seen on The Otaku
On March 1st, I had the privilege of sitting down for an interview with Nobuo Uematsu and Arnie Roth at the Final Fantasy Distant Worlds concert in Chicago.
As seen on MTV