Chris Burke was originally interviewed by Chaos Control way back in 1994, when he and his brother Dan comprised the band Glorified Magnified. Chris is still doing music, notably chiptune under the name Glomag, but he’s also doing a very unique ‘machinima’ series called ‘This Spartan Life.’ It’s a talk show where interviews are conducted … Read more Chris Burke interviewed about the machinima talk show “This Spartan Life”
Found on YouTube, here is a video of “Bohemian Rhapsody” being played on various pieces of old electronic equipment. While some of the items could be considered at least semi-musical (Atari 800XL and Texas Instruments TI-99/4 computers), it’s crazy to see/hear floppy drives used as ‘bass’ and HP Scanjets as ‘vocals’!
Tomorrow (11/28) marks the beginning of Blip Festival 2007, a 4 day event spotlighting music and art created on old video game and computer equipment. Held at Eyebeam in NYC (540 w 21st St), the festival will feature 40 musicians and visual artists from around the world, as well as workshops, screenings, an “8 Bit … Read more Blip Festival 2007 hits New York
“8-Bit Operators – An 8-Bit Tribute to Kraftwerk” is a new collection of Kraftwerk covers created primarily on old computer equipment and gaming consoles. It was conceived/compiled by Jeremy Kolosine, who under the name Receptors contributed a rendition of “Trans-Europe Express” to the disc. In an email interview, Kolosine explained a bit about the release: … Read more 8-Bit Operators – An 8-Bit Tribute to Kraftwerk
Thanks to independently developed software such as Nanoloop and Little Sound DJ, the Nintendo Gameboy has turned into the instrument of choice for a growing number of electronic musicians. While the Gameboy’s 8-bit soundchip is somewhat limited, it has a warm, crunchy sound that works well when taken beyond the context of simply supplying video … Read more Gameboy musician Bit Shifter interviewed