Videri String Quartet on Video Game and Classical Music

Videri is a classically trained string quartet with a focus on playing video game music. Founded in March 2012 by violist Rosie Samter, they seek to provide audiences with high-quality string quartet renditions of video game music in live concerts and media recordings, with a focus on reaching and connecting with audiences through social media. In September 2012, Videri launched a successful Kickstarter campaign to raise money to record a CD, which will be released soon. They have an ongoing collaboration with Grammy-nominated composer Austin Wintory, who asked them to include an arrangement of his original music for the video game "Journey" on their album. They're also featured in the soundtrack of the game "Monaco", were invited by Blizzard Entertainment to arrange two pieces for the Gamescom convention in Germany and have an upcoming performance at IndieCade, the International Festival of Independent Games in Los Angeles, CA in October.

Rosie and violinist Pamela Cumming sat down with us for an interview. Watch the video to hear their thoughts and some of their music.

Stay tuned for the upcoming release of Videri's first album "Portals". Go to their website (www.viderisq.com) and like their Facebook page for updates.  You can also hear some of their music on their SoundCloud and YouTube pages.