Thursday, 4 December 2008

Blip Festival 2008 Reminder


North America's largest chiptune event is nearly upon us! While the artist lineup has been announced over a month ago, the schedule was made final just recently. Here's a recap of the artists which will perform from December 4th to 7th.

Live musical performances from the international chipmusic underground's finest global representatives, including:
Anamanaguchi, Animal Style, Bit Shifter, Bubblyfish, Cheap Dinosaurs, Cow'p, Dubmood, Glomag, Graffiti Monsters, IAYD, Ikuma, Jellica, Lissajou, Low-Gain, M-.-n, Meneo, minusbaby, Mr. Spastic, nordloef, noteNdo, Nullsleep, Role Model, Sidabitball, Starscream, Stu, Sulumi, Syphus, Tonylight, Trash80, Unicorn Dream Attack, USK, and zabutom.

Live motion graphics from the highest-caliber low-res visualists on the planet, including:
The C-Men, Entter, NO CARRIER, noteNdo, Paris Treantafeles, and VBLANK.

Just as interestingly, there are a number of workshops being offered on Saturday, including a one hour crash course on FamiTracker, one of the most popular chiptune authoring software out there (available completely free of charge). Sunday will also see the screening of the "Reformat the Planet" DVD which was previously discussed on here. It will also be available for sale during the four-day event.

Yours truly will be in attendance on Saturday night, even though I shouldn't! I do have a JLPT exam the following Sunday, after all... It has occupied my thoughts day in, day out (or should I say sleepless nights). I'm a little bit disappointed to miss out on the workshops and USK's performance (Sunday @ 10PM) but them's the breaks.

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

Interesting Festival...to far @_@. I need to go to a concert...

Good Luck with your Noken exam!

電波の世界 said...

Thanks. You shouldn't have passed up on that POLYSICS gig!

CRIMExTHINK said...

Good luck with the JLPT exam! Be attitude for gains.

電波の世界 said...

Hi CRIMExTHINK, you would love my new sensei here, he looooooves to say GET every chance he GETs. Reminds me of you each time he says that!

He's also very keen to teach us all the "bad words" he knows... nevermind that the guy's like 70.