Sonntag, 13. Oktober 2019

Gameboy Music Workshop feat. Vault Kid

Der alte Gameboy ist schnell aus Keller oder Dachboden hervorgekramt und mit geeigneter Software im Nu in eine Partymaschine umgewandelt. Wie das genau geht, wird interessierten TeilnehmerInnen von Vault Kid, einem erfahrenen Musiker aus der Chiptune-Szene, in einem Workshop nähergebracht.

Inzwischen hat sich Chiptune, ein vom Sound alter Spielekonsolen, Homecomputer und vor allem Gameboys geprägter Musikstil, einen Namen gemacht. Dazu haben nicht nur Festivals wie Chip Hits The Fan, Online-Communities und namhafte Künstler/innen beigetragen, sondern auch die gute Verfügbarkeit der benötigten Instrumente.

Alle benötigten Utensilien gibt es vor Ort, aber natürlich kann auch der eigene Gameboy mitgebracht werden. Wir empfehlen auch gute Kopfhörer mitzunehmen.

Los geht es ab 16 Uhr im Glasbau des Künstlerhauses, 2. OG, die Teilnahme ist frei. Im Anschluss findet die Party Chip Hits The Fan 2019 mit namhaften Liveacts in der Kantine statt.

Anmeldung über: chiphitsthefan@gmail.com
(maximal 16 TeilnehmerInnen)


Bit Shifter

Bit Shifter -live in San Francisco (Photo: Aja Pilapil)
Shifting bits on the Gameboy since 2002, New York City’s Bit Shifter has been among those leading the charge in the global underground movement known as chipmusic, exploring high-impact, low-res music, produced using primitive synthesis as a deliberate aesthetic choice. In a bracing distillation of the less-is-more philosophy, Bit Shifter explores the aesthetics of economy, pushing minimal hardware to its maximum.

Co-administrator of the 8bitpeoples collective & label, and co-founder & co-curator of the international Blip Festival event series, Bit Shifter has also released music on Astralwerks, Hymen, Mirex, 555 Recordings, Data Airlines, and Ketacore, and has been fortunate enough to perform extensively around the world. His latest album Closed System Blues – his first since 2006's underground favorite Information Chase — is out now, available for streaming, for download, and on compact disc and cassette.

Sonntag, 6. Oktober 2019

Pain Perdu

Pain Perdu at Bitgrid IV (Photo: Chiptography)

No - we are not talking about a French Toast but a Chiptune - duo coming from Paris!

Pain Perdu are using Nintendo Gameboys with the music-software LSDj to cook up tasty tunes, crunchy beats and scrumptious melodies, with a varied palette of influences ranging from hard-hitting drum'n'bass to the cheesiest euro-dance hooks. Get ready for a ten-course tasting menu, and bon appétit !




Dienstag, 1. Oktober 2019

Tokyo Apartments


Actually not from Tokyo but from Lucca/Italy (that's close to Florence) Tokyo Apartments is playing for the first time in Germany!

Active since 2015, with its faithful Gameboy DMG-01, Tokyo Apartments had open the concerts of the best international Chiptune artists. In 2016 he released his first album "Road to Tokyo" and organizes various micromusic-events with artists like cTrix, Harley Likes Music, Cymba,  Arrotenbit, Kenobit and many others. He is also the organizer of the Microcon - a convention of Chiptune artists from all over the Italian scene, which in 2020 will reach its third edition.

In 2017 Tokyo Apartments becomes an "official band" of the Lucca Comics & Games and was hired by Nintendo(!) to play the Game Boy at their official stand.
In the first months of 2020 his new and second album is planned to be released.