Main theme music from Super Mario Bros. 1985 was the first game composition to be included in the Library of Congress catalog.
Composer Koji Kondowho has been involved in the music of the series since that period, admitted that the decision was a surprise and an “honor” for him – after all, his creation was put on a par with famous classical compositions that were added to the library lists earlier.
Kondo said that the amount of data available for creating music and effects during the 1980s was quite limited, so he had to get creative in production.
He used various genres, trying to emphasize what was happening on the screen with the help of fanfare and other instruments. At the same time, Kondo admitted that even then he had the feeling that a series of games about Mario can live a long life.
Now the composer is 61 years old and he still works in Nintendo – and he also worked on original music for a new cartoon about a plumber hero, which successfully launched at the box office.
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