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Thursday, November 29, 2021

beep-boop bop
The idea of a symphony composed of the culled sound effects from the Atari 2600 and Nintendo NES sounds quirky enough to draw my interest.

That’s the premise of Blip Festival 2007, which started today at Eyebeam Gallery in Chelsea and runs through the weekend. I’ll have to find some time to check it out.

From the sound of it, it should be sensory overload, circa 1981:

Each night eight musicians will perform, accompanied by V.J.’s who will live-edit video onstage. Behind them will be a specially designed low-pixel screen that looks like a giant, moving version of Lite-Brite, the electric toy. The effect will be as lo-fi as a high-tech party can get.

Would it be inappropriate to bring along an iPod loaded with a vintage Pac-Man game? Playing a couple of rounds in such surroundings would be an experience unto itself.

by Costa Tsiokos, Thu 11/29/2007 11:15:25 PM
Category: Creative, New Yorkin', Videogames
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