Blip Festival : Trash-bin symphonies and ray-chasing pixel pushers
About Blip Festival
jason on 06/09/2011 at 04:00PM
Blip Festival, the world's premier international chipmusic event, celebrated their 5th anniversary May 19-21 at Manhattan art & technology center Eyebeam. For the second year, WFMU was on-hand to stream live audio, and we had a blast!
Organized by The Tank and 8bitpeoples, Blip Festival brings together a range of incredible artists working within the realm of "chip", utlizing classic computing systems like the Game Boy, Amiga and Atari to produce music in an array of styles. Many of the performers incorporated other instruments into their set, including guitars, drums, Minusbaby even brought along band with clarinet, tuba, cavaquinho, mandolin, agogô, tamborim, pandeiro, and surdo! With daytime workshops at Eyebeam and afterparties at Babycastles, the Blip Festival is a multimedia experience. Every musician was paired with a visualist if they weren't providing their own, backed by three video screens.
We've kicked off the Blip11 Collection here on the FMA with a dozen sets by...
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