On Saturday, September 11, 2010 Ostracon is performing a “send off” show for the In / Out Festival in New York. I am excited to be sharing the stage again with 8-bit maestro, Unicorn Dream Attack. Stefen Keen of UDA describes his music as follows.
The music I make is often times called “8-bit” or “chiptunes” (there are many other names but these are the most popular). There are many many ways to make this music. Some of them include using live sounds, trackers, or MIDI inputs on vintage computers (like Commodore 64), game systems (like a Gameboy or NES), old Casios/Yamahas (like vl-tone or vs-30), and circuit bent toys or non-bent toys of all kinds. check out the forums at chipmusic.org, 8bitcollective.com, and micromusic.net for more answers.
I describe it as intense, square wave, head exploding madness, not to be missed. UDA takes the stage at 7:45pm followed by my duet, Ostracon, with Graham O’Brien on drums at 8:45pm. The event takes place at the Honey Lounge, located in the basement of Ginger Hop at 205 East Hennepin Ave., Minneapolis, MN 55414. The show is free if you arrive before 9:00pm.