Square Sounds Music Festival

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Country and Region AustraliaVictoria
Type of Festival Music
Location of Festival Fitzroy, Victoria, Australia
Festival Description

The founders of the world’s best known chipmusic festival “Blip Festival” have organized the “Square Sounds” Festival. Within the close-knit chip music (vintage computer and video gaming manufactured music) community, Square Sounds Melbourne will take place at the Evelyn Hotel in Fitzroy, Victoria, and is being organized by Kristy Dossor and Eugene Davoren-Britton, who were instrumental in putting on Blip Festival Australia and have run Australia’s longest running chip event series SoundBytes. Dossor commented “There are so many great chipmusic artists that have never performed in Australia before. Working with the Cheapbeats team from Tokyo and our experience with Blip will make Square Sounds something that those familiar with Blip Festival will love, while also incorporating some fresh ideas. We have some amazing talent lined up that will feature not just chipmusic, but also some other stylistically similar artists.”

Festival Dates February 15 - 16, 2013
Festival Links

http://www.squaresoundsfestival.com/

Festival Story:

Chipmusic — music and visuals made utilising or mimicking the soundchips from antiquated video game consoles and vintage family computers — has gained popularity with Australian audiences in recent years, with gamers and electronic music fans alike being attracted to the combination of nostalgic 8bit sounds and modern music philosophies. Frequently performed using authentic retro hardware such as Gameboys and Commodore Amigas, the style transgresses genre specific boundaries and has been the subject of documentaries that include 2playerproductions ‘Reformat the Planet’ and the upcoming ‘Europe in 8bits’.

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Festival Events:

Lineup 2013:
  • Doshy
  • cTrix
  • A_Art
  • Other Places
  • Omodaka
  • Cheapshot
  • Elliot
  • Mr Spastic
  • Pselodux
  • Aliceffekt
  • Minikomi
  • StarPause
  • Huf
  • Hunz
  • Ralp
  • Trash80
  • m7Kenji
  • iLKke
  • Chronic Sans
  • Jayson Haebich

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