Smart Project Space presents: Bliep – An excursion into the experimental 8-Bit spectrum with BAHK (Korg Electribe SX); Gameboys a Gogo (Gameboy – FX – Synths); Peter Quistgard (Toys – Laptop – FX); Hakki Takki (Laptop – Midi – FX); VJ – Ronnie Rakete :: October 30, 2008; 9:00 pm :: Auditorium- Level 1.
The proliferation and user friendliness of gameboys and other game controllers has spawned a culture of music and video production quite separate from it’s intended use. Several distinct styles of the wide range of sounds encompassing noise and atmospherics will be explored and created on consoles, circuit-bent phones, toys and other devices. In collaboration with the Plattegrond Label.
Jules Concas – Heartbleeps – Interactive 8-bit – Operetta for single performer and gameboy console :: October 28, 2008; 9:00 pm :: Chapel- Lower Level, SMART Project Space, Arie Biemondstraat 105-113, Amsterdam.
Jules Concas is a gameboy composer, performer and avid ambassador of 8-bit culture and his latest work embraces it’s spontaneous and interactive essence. One can imagine a living videogame (the interactive opera), structured into scenes (or game levels) with narration and live music. The plot orbits around the themes of love and bravery in a heroic-fantasy in which the proceedings are influenced by the audience.