Playground Ensemble

8-bit Xmas Carols Album Available Now





The Playground’s 8-bit Xmas album is available digitally here.

8-Bit XMas is a holiday record unlike any you’ve heard before.

The album features a range of holiday classics – some familiar, some lesser known – and combines them with the 8-bit sounds you remember from your childhood playing NES. But instead of stopping there, we go one step further and mix in the virtuosic live performers from The Playground Ensemble. The final result is at times charming and light, at other times driving and intense, but always fun, fresh, and exciting to hear.

8-bit Xmas is the result of months of composition and studio work on the part of Playground musicians and Denver composer David E. Farrell. A unique mashup in which 8-bit electronic sounds meet contemporary chamber music meet Christmas and holiday cheer, 8-Bit X-Mas features original arrangements by David E. Farrell and virtuosic performances by The Playground Ensemble.

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Enjoy our Fireside Chat interviews with composer David E. Farrell below.