Fans of lo-fi electronica and game-tech culture vultures rejoice; Blip Festival 2008 kicks off tonight at Brooklyn’s The Bell House. The event, currently in its third year, celebrates chipmusic and other forms of DIY digital entertainment by bringing together an international cadre of musicians, artists, and performers to ply their collective craft. The festival’s nighttime concerts are also supplemented by daytime workshops, presentations and, this year, a special screening of Blip Fest’s own documentary Reformat the Planet.
The Blip Festival musical performances take place each evening from Thursday, December 4th to Sunday, December 7th at a nightly cost of $15. The daily screenings and electronics workshops vary by both scheduled time and admittance fee, so see the event’s official web presence for details. If you have any interest in micromusic, programming old school audio chips or building your own graphics motion device, and are in the New York area, Blip festival 2008 will surely prove to be a wise investment of your time and resources.
Blip Festival 2008
Thursday-Sunday, December 4-7, 2008 – $15/night
The Tank @ The Bell House at 149 7th St. Brooklyn, NY 11215 – M/R/F Train to 4th Ave | Brooklyn
About the Show:
Archaic game and home computer hardware is recast into the unlikely role of musical instrument and motion graphics workstation in the BLIP FESTIVAL 2008, a four-day event showcasing nearly 40 musicians and visual artists occupying the international low-res cutting edge. The Blip Festival takes place DECEMBER 4—7, 2008 at The Bell House, and is presented by Manhattan art organization THE TANK and NYC artist collective 8BITPEOPLES.
See http://www.blipfestival.org for complete bios and press photos.