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8bit Overload - Blip Festival 2006

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THE TANK and 8BITPEOPLES are pleased to present the Blip Festival, a four-day celebration of over 30 international artists exploring the untapped potential of low-bit videogame consoles and home computers used as creative tools. Familiar devices are pushed in new directions with startling results — Nintendo Entertainment Systems and Game Boys roaring with futuristic floor-stomping rhythms and fist-waving melody, art-damaged Sega hardware generating fluctuating and abstracted video patterns — and that's only the beginning. An exploration of the chiptune idiom and its close relatives, the Blip Festival is the biggest and most comprehensive event in the history of the form, and will include daily workshops, art installations, and nightly music performances boasting an international roster larger and more far-reaching than any previous event of its kind. Small sounds at large scales pushed to the limit at high volumes — the Blip Festival is an unprecedented event that is not to be missed.

c64 hero, Jeroen Tel, contemporary artist, Cory Arcangel, Japanese chiptune geniuses, Portalenz, and 8-bit label king, Nullsleep, are only a small taste of what you'll be exposed to at the Blip Festival 2006, starting Nov. 30 - ending Dec. 3.

Over 30 artists doing music, visuals, and movies that meet all your 8-bit needs.

[Visit the Blip Festival website]

 

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