Saturday, April 11, 2009
7PM • FREE workshop
8PM • show
open mic and visuals before the show!
$8 / $5 with flier • All Ages
» minusbaby [New York, NY, USA]
Since 1999, he has come to prominence in the chip music scene with a foundation in New York City and the 8bitpeoples, of which he is a longtime member. Inspired by a recent residency in Brazil, minusbaby recouped his technique and scope to prepare and produce a new mission: the propagation of a unique brand of chip music largely informed by 1960s samba and boogaloo, 1970s Krautrock and Música Popular Brasileira, 1980s No Wave, hip-hop and electro, and 1990s shoegaze and post-techno. Always keen on collaboration, he is currently working with Def Jux Records’ turntablist, DJ Big Wiz [Aesop Rock, El-P, Mr. Lif], Trackmasters producer, The ARE [Lil’ Kim, De La Soul, K-Otix] and a newfound interest in video performance.
» Balún [New York, NY, USA]
Balún is an electro-acoustic pop outfit whose sound and influences can most easily be spotted in bands like Ulrich Schnauss, the Icelandic group Múm and Scottish wizards Boards of Canada. Their sound is one of soft and sweet rhythmic sound collages- simple guitar riffs, subdued glitchy beats and sounds of bells, strings and accordian accompanied by Angelica’s child-like dreamy singing. Her singing is reminiscent of the type of quiet, low voiced song a child absent mindedly sings to herself while engrossed in drawing or making a princess’ crown out of field flowers. The product of the soundscapes created by Balún is one of nostalgia, or better yet, daydreaming. It’s music to listen to when you’ve realized you’ve wandered into an unfamiliar place but you don’t mind that you’re lost.
» autoscroll [Philadelphia, PA, USA)]
autoscroll combines lives instrumentation with classic video game systems. autoscroll is made up of members of Animal Style, Cheap Dinosaurs, Chromelodeon, and Brown Recluse Sings.
» VBLANK [Philadelphia, PA, USA]
VBLANK is a live media project by Wil Lindsay. Wil Currently lives and plays in Philadelphia, where he teaches Interactive Media at the University of the Arts and Philadelphia University. He is currently serving as the resident artist for Philadelphia’s “The Hacktory” , and creates visual work that can be seen regionally and throughout the country.
» Open Mic & Visuals
After the workshop, before the show!
Beginning in April 8static will feature an open mic and visuals session where you can show off your best new stuff. Bring your 1/8th inch output-able audio device or your RCA output-able video device, plug in, and rock out.
» FREE workshop at 7:00pm
“Electronic Purism – Back to the Basics – 8 bit is Decadent: 1 bit Music in Early Computers” by Dr. Rolf Lakaemper