Goto80 and the Uwe Schenk Band (1 Albums, 4 Tracks)
Goto80 (Anders Carlsson, 1981) works with music, research and projects that mostly deal with 8-bit systems. He has developed his own praxis and theory somewhere inbetween media materialism and doing-it-for-the-lulz. He might be on TV dressed in salad just as well as publishing fancy academic papers on ASCII art.
Goto80 grew up in the demoscene – the first large digital subculture for audiovisual hacking. He released his first song in 1993 and became a prominent figure, particularly (dis)liked for bringing errors into a perfectionist scene. Still, he was one of three nominees for all-time best C64-composer at Commodore 64's 25-year anniversary. Goto80 was one of the first 8-bit musicians to make concerts and records around 2000.
Coming from the demoscene, it came natural to experiment with audiovisuals, copyleft distribution and quasi-sexual connections with machines. He became an important character in the chipmusic scene, and was Microdisko's artist of the year in 2005.
With his first published research in 2008, he turned more towards art and science. He wrote a master thesis about the methods and motivations of 8-bit musicians. His art works have focused on performance (2SLEEP1, Gotozilla) and computer violence (HT Gold, Polybius) and have been shown at Cimatics, Montevideo, Piksel and Radiator. He is still active in the demoscene.
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