Thursday, November 20, 2008

Everything Old is New Again : Chipmusic Phenomenon

Blip Festival 2008: The Promo from Richard Alexander Caraballo on Vimeo.

Blip Festival 2008
NYC Dec 4-7

In an effort to keep our readers, and ourselves, current, we wanted to let you know about the newest graphic and musical emergence. To do so we are posting information about the Blip Festival. Blip Festival highlights the chipmusic phenomenon and its related disciplines. Talk about recycling! In this case, designers and musicians collaborate to take us back to the future.

The festival aims to showcase emerging creative niches involving the use of legacy video game & home computer hardware as modern artistic instrumentation.

Devices such as the Nintendo Entertainment System, Commodore 64, Atari ST, Nintendo Game Boy and others are repurposed into the service of original, low-res, high-impact electronic music and visuals — sidestepping game culture and instead exploring the technology's untapped potential and distinctive intrinsic character.

If you are going home for the holidays, you may want to fish out that Commodore 64 and dust it off.

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