Aug 30, 2022
A special interview with Arnie Roth, conductor of Distant Worlds. Interview performed by ssdninja. Interview also viewable on our Patreon page (public post)
Distant Worlds is a concert series centered around the Final Fantasy franchise. Produced by AWR music and debuting in 2007, Distant Worlds brings the music of Final Fantasy to audiences around the world.
This year marks the 15th anniversary of Distant Worlds and the 35th anniversary of Final Fantasy. The concert series premiered in Tokyo, Japan on Aug. 6, with a North American premiere set for Chicago on Sept. 10. The Chicago performance will have vocalist Rikki performing “Suteki da ne” from Final Fantasy X along with legendary composer Yoko Shimomura in attendance.
Arnie Roth is a Grammy-winning musician and conductor of Distant Worlds. Throughout the years he has continued to bring the music of Final Fantasy to fans all over the world. This short interview aims to discuss the past and future of Distant Worlds, along with recalling some memories along the way.
Tickets are still available for the Chicago shows as well as other upcoming performances at ffdistantworlds.com/.
Hironobu Sakaguchi, Naoki Yoshida, Yoshinori Kitase, Yoko Shimomura, Hitoshi Sakimoto, Naoshi Mizuta, Masayoshi Soken, Nobuo Uematsu, RIKKI, Emiko Shiratori, Arnie Roth, and Kazuko Shibuya gather in Tokyo for the world premiere of the 35th anniversary of Distant Worlds. Photo courtesy of AWR Music