In this part theory, part practice workshop, hellocatfood will take you through a brief history of glitches, noise, and their impact on art, music and popular culture. The practical side of the workshop will delve into the common techniques utilised by glitch artists, such as hacking codecs, modifying hardware and repurposing commonly used software.
For the practical part of the workshop you’ll need a laptop/computer (Mac/Windows/Linux) with the following software installed: GIMP, Audacity & a good text editor such as Notepad++, Text Edit or Gedit.
Depending on time and interest from participants, we may be able extend software covered. If possible, please have installed: Processing, Pure Data, ffmpeg/libav, Imagemagick, Inkscape & Blender.
All of the software required for this workshop is freely available, and there’ll also be some toys on hand for you to experiment with.
After a very successful 2nd year SuperByte Festival will be back for 2014 from September 11-13th.
Just like last year they’re making use of a Kickstarter campaign to raise initial funds to ensure the festival can go ahead. With £1890 already raised they’re looking to raise £2500 by March 5th. By pledging your support you’re essentially getting cheap early-bird tickets and a whole load of swag goodies! By pledging £45 you get:
My only confirmed gig of this year will be to provide visuals at SuperByte Festival on 13th and 14th September. Even though the festival is months away, the line-up already includes many great chiptune/8-Bit Sabrepulse, Ultrasyd and 8GB!
On Saturday 1st September I was in Manchester with Freecode to provide visuals for SuperByte. The venue, Antwerp Mansion, was really quite impressive. On the outside it appeared to be an abandoned building, but on the inside it was an outstanding mansion that has been reworked as an entertainment venue.
On Saturday 1st September Freecode will be providing visuals for some of the acts at SyperByte in Manchester
SuperByte is, at it’s core, a day and night of live music from some of the best chiptune and low-tech acts from the UK and beyond including micromusic pioneers Dubmood, Henry Homesweet, Superpowerless, DeadBeatBlast, Chipzel, HarleyLikesMusic and many more
More info, such as full line-up, directions and ticket prices can be found on the FB event invite or their website. It’ll be my last performance/VJ gig as part of Freecode. There may also be cake.