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TICKETS

All shows are all ages.
Tickets for individual nights are available at the door, or for advance purchase.
Festival passes are available at the door on first night only, or for advance purchase.

Screenings are free for ticket and festival pass holders.
Workshop entry fee is $5.00 for each workshop - available at the door.

$10.00 individual night
$35.00 festival pass (including daytime film screenings)

Purchase online from SmartTix
Purchase online from SmartTix

All ticket purchases include a one-year subscription to Time Out New York (value $9.97)

Our partner Singha Beer will serve free beer for all attendees with valid ID in the following periods:
Thursday: 7.30-8.00pm
Friday: 7.30-8.00pm
Saturday: 7.30-8.00pm
Sunday: 10.30pm-11.00pm

 

SCHEDULE


Please note that as of 11 27, this schedule is now displayed in earlier-to-later order when reading from top to bottom.
 

Thursday
2007 11 29

 

Friday
2007 11 30

 

Saturday
2007 12 01

 

Sunday
2007 12 02

 

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Time [24h]

01:00 pm
Workshop:
FM Synthesis Workshop
(Hosted by Virt)

(Presentations and screenings run from 1.00-4.00 pm)

Presentation:
Surreal-Time: Modern Art With Retro Code
(by Pheonix/Hornet)

Presentation:
Pixel Pushing the PPU: An Introduction to NES Graphics
(by No Carrier)

Screening:
8-BIT GENERATION
(by Lionel Brouet)

13:00
02:00 pm
Workshop:
Break the Circle and become an Atari DJ!
(Hosted by gwEm)
14:00
03:00 pm


3.00-6.00pm
Chiptune Open Mic
Your chance to perform at BLIP07!
15:00
04:00 pm


16:00
06:00 pm


Otro
Postal_m@rket
18:00
06:40 pm


noteNdo
6955
18:40
07:20 pm


Glomag
19:20
08:00 pm


No Carrier
Alex Mauer
noteNdo
Bubblyfish
Voltage Controlled
Markus Schrodt
kiken.
corporation
Yes, Robot
20:00
08:40 pm


Otro
Neil Voss
Loud Objects
No Carrier
Mark DeNardo
Firebrand Boy
20:40
09:20 pm


8GB
noteNdo
minusbaby
The Depreciation Guild
Voltage Controlled
gwEm & Counter Reset
21:20
10:00 pm


Gijs Gieskes
No Carrier
Rugar
Tree Wave
No Carrier
Sabrepulse
22:00
10:40 pm


noteNdo
NrGiGa
Voltage Controlled
Nullsleep
Otro
Bit Shifter
Otro
Blasterhead
22:40
11:20 pm


kiken.
corporation
Paza
Voltage Controlled & Otro
Virt
Voltage Controlled
Bokusatsu Shoujo Koubou
23:20
12:00 mid


Voltage Controlled & No Carrier
Saskrotch
Otro
Hally
Bodenständig 2000
00:00
12:40 am


Voltage Controlled
Lo-bat.
kiken.
corporation
Anamana­guchi
kiken.
corporation
Huoratron
00:40

WORKSHOPS & SCREENINGS

WORKSHOP: FM Synthesis Workshop with Virt!
Saturday, December 1 2007 - 1.00pm - $5 (available at the door only)
@ the festival (Eyebeam Atelier, Chelsea)


Frequency Modulation synthesis took the world of popular music and video gaming by storm in the 80s and 90s, with its rich, vibrant sound - the complex result of a very simple calculation. This complexity, together with the cramped interfaces of certain famous keyboards, has led to a perception among synth programmers that it's difficult to use or understand. Jake "virt" Kaufman will help demystify FM and point to resources that will let you dive right in and explore this vast chiptune landscape!

ATARI workshop

WORKSHOP: Break the Circle and Become an Atari DJ!
Saturday, December 1 2007 - 2.00pm - $5 (available at the door only)
@ the festival (Eyebeam Atelier, Chelsea)


Maybe you're a DJ dis-satisfied with the usual hum-drum genres of Hip Hop, and Techno, you want to mix on something new - not just Technics or some lame ass CD players?
Maybe you never mixed or produced a tune in your in your life - but you still want an piece of that 8bit scene?
Maybe your stuck in the ghetto, a dead end Wall Street job, or coked out on the New York art scene - need a way to break out?
Either way Atari DJing is the answer, and thats what you'll learn all about at the workshop. LIVE THE DREAM!!

About the Tutor
-----------------
gwEm, Dr Gareth Morris, is the developer of premier Atari DJ software - STj (http://www.preromanbritain.com/stj) which has been hailed by the cream of the chip tune world as a revolution. He taught Electronic Engineering at Imperial College London, and has since moved into presenting seminars for the electronics industry. gwEm boasts top UK Drum'n'Bass event 'One Nation' on his DJing CV.

What You'll Learn
-----------------
Introduction - you're here to learn - not have fun ;)
Equipment - what you need to get started
Atari crate digging - where to get the phreshest tunage
Arranging your set - getting the phreshness on to floppy disk
Basic playback - playing those chipmusic classics
Tricks - fu*king with the frequency
Mixing - beat matching those tunes
Looping and cueing - more advanced techniques
Summary - breaking it down and bringing it back

CHIPTUNE OPEN MIC: Your chance to perform at BLIP07!
Saturday, December 1 2007 - 3.00-6.00pm
@ the festival (Eyebeam Atelier, Chelsea)


Just announced! We are hosting a CHIPTUNE OPEN MIC SATURDAY FROM 3PM-6PM AT EYEBEAM. Think you shouldve been on the lineup? Want to show the world what you've got? BRING IT! We'll have a stage mixer and a PA, you come with one or two of your best tracks (10min max). Anyone who performs at the open mic gets a free ticket to the Saturday night concert.

PRESENTATION: Surreal-Time: Modern Art With Retro Code
Sunday, December 2 2007 - Screenings and presentations take place 1.00-4.00pm (free with ticket/pass)
@ the festival (Eyebeam Atelier, Chelsea)


presented by Phoenix / Hornet
While game coders abandoned 80s computers long ago, demo coders continue to squeeze every last real-time effect they can get out of them. Add some new music, and you have an underground art movement. Phoenix (MindCandy DVD series, Hornet PC demo archive) will explain this mostly European phenomenon of demos and demo parties. More importantly, you'll see new demos on retro platforms such as Atari, C64, Vic-20, ZX Spectrum, and others inspired by their style - all available for free and running on emulators, if you lack the glorious original hardware.

ATARI workshop

PRESENTATION: Pixel Pushing the PPU: An Introduction to NES Graphics
Sunday, December 2 2007 - Screenings and presentations take place 1.00-4.00pm (free with ticket/pass)
@ the festival (Eyebeam Atelier, Chelsea)


presented by No Carrier
A DIY approach to understanding the PPU (Picture Processing Unit) of everyone's favorite 8-bit console, the NES. Don't worry, NO CARRIER will show you that you don't need to know much math or have prior programming experience to create simple graphics programs.

About the Tutor
-----------------
NO CARRIER is Don Miller. Influenced by years of staring at computer and TV screens, he creates 8-bit visuals on the NES for chiptune and video game music events. His custom programmed cartridges light up stages with fast-paced low resolution graphics. He performs live using NES hardware, manually beat matching and improvising on the spot. In the last year he has performed at events all over the East Coast. From Magfest to Pulsewave, NO CARRIER has provided 8-bit backup for guitars and Gameboys alike. Recently he designed and programmed the first NES albums ever to be released on cartridges, for chiptune musicians Alex Mauer and Phlogiston.

SCREENING: 8-BIT GENERATION

Sunday, December 2 2007 - Screenings and presentations take place 1.00-4.00pm (free with ticket/pass)
@ the festival (Eyebeam Atelier, Chelsea)


WORLD PREMIERE of the 26' documentary film directed by Lionel Brouet, who will be present at the screening and introduce the film.

8-BIT GENERATION is an invitation to discover the unlikely world of chipmusic. Whether performing live, transforming obsolete toys and video game machines, remixing rock and pop music into chiptunes, or converting one of punk rock’s founding fathers to 8-bit music, these musicians of the Nintendo generation have created a totally underground but impeccably organised network.

The film reveals the impact of video game culture on a whole generation of artists, demonstrating how the sounds, graphics and imagery of these early games have become an incontestable part of today's popular culture.

Starring: Role Model (Sweden), Malcolm McLaren (UK), Bodenstandig 2000 (Germany), Relax Beat (France), LoBat (Belgium), The Wild Strawberries (China), GOTO80 (Sweden), 8-Bit (USA), Gwem (UK), Computer Truck (France).

Produced by VS. and Koala Prod. France 2007.

More info on www.thetanknyc.org.


RELATED EVENTS

BlipFestival 2007 Friday Night AFTER PARTY

Friday night BlipFest After Party -- TOP BUTTON

Friday, November 30 2007 - following Anamanaguchi's Blip Fest craziness - $FREE BYOB
@ The Countdown, 321 Broadway, #4 Brooklyn, NY
1 block east from the J/M/Z to Marcy Ave.


Blip Festival Not Enough for you? Party till the wee hours of Saturday morning with the best in Chiptunes, Italo Disco, House, Techno, and whatever the fuck else rattles your cartilage.
More info and RSVP on Top Button

Taking place alongside the Blip Festival are two cool directly related events:

SCREENING: 8-BIT

Wednesday, November 28 2007 - 9.00pm - $7
@ The Tank, 279 Church Street, New York, NY 10013
(btwn. Franklin and White)


8 BIT is a hybrid documentary examining the influence of video games on contemporary culture.

A mélange of a rocumentary, art expose and a culture-critical investigation, 8 BIT ties together seemingly disconnected phenomena like the 80’s demo scene, chiptune music and contemporary artists using machinima and modified games.

Produced in NYC, LA, Paris and Tokyo, 8 BIT brings a global perspective on the new artistic approaches of the DIY generation which grew up playing Atari and Commodore 64.

Some of the artists featured in 8 BIT include Cory Arcangel, Bit Shifter, Bodenstandig 2000, Bubblyfish, Mary Flanagan, Alex Galloway, Glomag, Paul Johnson, John Klima, Johan Kotlinski, Nullsleep, Joe McKay, Tom Moody, Akiko Sakaizumi, Eddo Stern, TEAMTENDO, Treewave and Carlo Zanni.

With the help of media critic Ed Halter and new media curator and writer Christiane Paul, these very recent artistic strategies are put in the historical context of modernist and postmodernist discourse and examined as potential examples of a transition into fresh, uncharted territory.

8 BIT insists that in the 21st century Game-Boy rock, machinima and game theory belong together and share a common root: the digital heritage of Generation X.

More info on www.8bitmovie.com.


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EXHIBITION: B I T M A P: as good as new

Reception: Saturday, November 24th 2007 from 7pm - 10pm
Display: November 24th 2007 - Februar 3 2007
@ vertexList, 138 Bayard Street, Brooklyn, NY 11222
(btwn. Graham and Manhattan Avenues)


VertexList space and Blip Festival have the pleasure to present “ B I T M A P: as good as new” a group exhibition celebrating the history of the digital image, the aesthetics of early computing and early video-game consoles. Expect pixels, old monitors and 8 bit sounds!

"B I T M A P: as good as new" is proud to feature: Cory Arcangel, Chris Ashley, Mike Beradino, Mauro Ceolin, Petra Cortright, Paul Davis, DELAWARE, Notendo (Jeff Donaldson), Eteam, Dragan Espenschied, Christine Gedeon, Kimberley Hart, Daniel Iglesia, JODI, Olia Lialina, LoVid, Kristin Lucas, David Mauro, Jillian Mcdonald, Tom Moody, Aron Namenwirth, Mark Napier, Nullsleep, Marisa Olson, Will Papenheimer, Prize Budget for Boys, Jim Punk, Akiko Sakaizumi, Paul Slocum, Eddo Stern and CJ Yeh.

Live 8 BIT music performance by x|k @ the opening reception, 8.30pm.

VertexList gallery hours are Friday, Saturday, Sunday 1pm -6 pm, or by appointment.

More info on vertexlist.blogspot.com .