Monthly Archives: February 2016

Featured Cover: To Zanarkand

Today, rather than featuring an original piece, I thought I’d give a shout-out to all the wonderful talent out there on YouTube, and feature a cover of a piece by a YouTube artist – or, in this case, two artists.

This is a piano duet, where Kyle Landry and Sherry Kim present their take on “To Zanarkand”, from the soundtrack of the popular RPG Final Fantasy X.

I’ve never played any of the Final Fantasy series of games, but I’ve been a fan of their soundtracks for a long time. I find this cover particularly compelling due to the interaction between the two pianists, which adds a dimension to the performance that you don’t see in a solo act.

“Zanarkand” is the name of a (ruined) city in the fictional world of Final Fantasy X.

For reference, here is (a magnificent live performance of) the original piece from the sountrack. Very much worth checking out in and of itself!

And, as a bonus, here’s a violin cover of the same piece by the incredibly talented Taylor Davis:

Hope you’ve enjoyed them!