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"8 Bit Box Orchestra creates live performed melodic captivating 8 bit music, with a focus on turning
glitches and insuffiencies performative, rather then algorithmic perfectio
n"
Rhizome

 
  8 Bit Box Orchestra  
 

8 Bit Box Orchestra, creates live performed electronic music utilizing the chipsets from vintage video game and computing systems through both hardware & software. Examples of hardware include, but are not limited to, the Nintendo Entertainment System, Game Boy, Sega Genesis, Commodore 64, and Amiga. Examples of software include, but are not limited to, LSDJ, Famitracker, Renoise, Deflemask, and Open MPT.
The sonic aesthetic is drawn from the sound that is created using the sound chip of these gameconsoles, which was unique for each console produced between 1972-1991.
Before computers were able to process large amounts of data, code was sent through their sound chips which was subsequently made audible.
The distinct sounds of these sound chips made for a unique, powerful sound for each gameconsole.8 Bit box utilises this method of sound production and subsequent liveperformance in the form of an orchestra.

Together they feed eachother sequeced beats, melodic waves, crunched video and occasionally feedbackloops.
During the liveshows they provide livestreaming of video and audio via the www using the open source format Theora.
8 Bit Box´s DNS Combat concert was played at RFF New Media Fest in Cologne, Bangkok New Media Art Festival, Museum of Contemporary Art Bucharest, Oberhausen New Media Festival & the V4 Festival at the Museum for Contemporary Art Chicago, USA.

Concerts:

- Resonate Festival, Belgrade, SB
- Borealis Festival 05, Bergen, NO
- Electrofringe Festival Australia, Newcastle, AUS
- 404 Festival for Art & Technology, Rosario, AR
- Earational Festival #6, s-Hertogenbosch, NL
- RFF / The New Museum of Networked Art, Cologne, DE
- Ultra Music Festival, Miami, USA
- Bangkok New Media Art Festival, Bangkok, TH
- SXSW Interactive 06, SXSW Festival, Austin, Texas USA
- VersionFest Chicago Museum for Contemporar Art, Chicago, USA

 
 
       
       
       
 
   
 

8 Bit Box Ochestra = Torgeir - Audun - Marieke - Torgeir - Rune - Aka Pekki - Tom - Anders