- 1pm-3pm Film Screening – Blip Festival: Reformat the Planet – $5
‘Blip Festival: Reformat the Planet’ is a feature length documentary which delves into the movement known as ChipTunes, a vibrant underground scene based around creating new, original music using old video game hardware. Familiar devices such as the Nintendo Game Boy and Nintendo Entertainment System are pushed in new directions with startling results. Using New York as a microcosm for a larger global movement, ‘Reformat the Planet’ maps out the genesis of the first annual Blip Festival, a four day celebration of over 30 international artists exploring the untapped potential of low-bit video game consoles. With floor-stomping rhythms and fist-waving melodies, trailblazers of the ChipTune idiom descend upon Manhattan to pen a new chapter in the history of electronic music.
- 2pm-5pm A_SID Synth Workshop: A usb/serial controllable chip based C64 SID chip emulator.
SOLD OUT! Feel free to come and watch, additional kits still on sale!
Workshop participants will build and learn to program their own version of Christoph Haberer’s open-source Atmel based C64 SID chip emulator. This is a very good emulation of the MOS 6581 with the difference of very simple serial control from your laptop, computer or microcontroller. The first hour will be spent learning about basic electronics communication and building the kit. The second hour will be spent learning basic programming methods and simple ways to start. The third hour will be an indepth look at the underbelly of the MOS 6581 chip, how it is controlled by the C64 and other computers, and how music can be made by directly addressing the chip. This is a “beginner’s” electronics and programming workshop. There will be no soldering, and no understanding of electronics or programming is necessary. A basic understanding of music is helpful. A laptop and 1/8″ headphones are required. Participants will leave the workshop with a working usb controllable breadboard A_SID Synth, and the knowledge to begin using it.
- 8:00 Disasterpeace With visuals by Enso
- 8:40 Starscream With visuals by Jean Y. Kim
- 9:20 Fighter X With visuals by outpt
- 10:00 little-scale With visuals by Rosa Menkman
- 10:40 I, Cactus With visuals by VBLANK
- 11:20 Nullsleep With visuals by Rosa Menkman & Paris
- 12:00 Rainbowdragoneyes With visuals by The C-Men
- 12:40 Patric C With visuals by NO CARRIER
- 1:30 CONDOM & HALLY Covox & Random collaboration plus special guest Hally. For artists & backersibky!
- 2:35 Your eminent dissolution as a corporeal entity. The universe will distribute your base elements across the universe in a manner that satisfies the 2nd law of thermodynamics.