VenueWalter Reade Theater
Q&A and live performance by Bubblyfish and Binärpilot
Europe in 8 Bits explores the world of chipmusic, a trend that is growing exponentially throughout Europe. The stars of this new music movement reveal how to reuse old video-game hardware from the likes Nintendo and Atari by turning them into tools capable of creating original sounds, modern tempos, and innovative musical styles. It’s an all-new way of interpreting music performed by artists who show their skill in turning these “limited” machines designed for leisure in the 1980s into surprising musical instruments. Information and resources are shared online, while performances take place anywhere from basements to nightclubs in this latest techno-revolution.