Fans of Zelda Informer, The Legend of Zelda games, and of video-game music may have heard the name Jeremiah Sun. Or they may have heard of his self-titled internet soubriquet “The Second Narrator.” He composes and arranges pre-existing video-game music, and he also develops his own games. In addition, Sun’s interests have spurred him to try his hand at digital-music production, which resulted in original soundtracks to the demo game Borealis and his own game, The Gentle Sword.
Yet what has garnered most attention, certainly among Zelda fans, is his most ambitious project to date, the one where he learned how to work with digital music: the Link’s Awakening (LA) orchestration. Sun orchestrated every single one of the 70 original tracks and virtually transformed the 8-bit soundtrack into something on par with an epic film score, replete with full orchestra and vocals. Talk about a monumental undertaking for someone who’s just learning to digitally orchestrate!