October 26, 2006

Bit Shifter

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LEWISBURG, Pa. — Bit Shifter and VJ Paris will perform "Air on a Game Boy" Tuesday, Nov. 7, at 8 p.m. in Rooke Recital Hall of the Weis Music Building at Bucknell University.

The performance, which is free to the public, is part of Bucknell's continuing Gallery Series of performance art and experimental music, funded in part by grants from the Kushell Music Endowment and the Bucknell department of music.

Music on a Game Boy

Bit Shifter explores low-bit, high-energy music composed and performed on a Nintendo Game Boy. His music has been called a deliberately and unapologetically fun foray into the unique and evocative soundset traditionally reserved for video game sound effects and background music, all done on a console generally misperceived as being technically limited.

VJ Paris is a regular participant in NYC's weekly "Share" gathering of visual artists and musicians. As a sound and visual artist, he draws upon his background in mathematics and physics. In both cases he uses synthesis to create form from basic building blocks of waveforms, noise and mathematical processes. His moving images are generally created by analysis of audio input to produce color, shapes and motion, creating a complete experience in which sound and visuals are tightly interwoven.

Bit Shifter and VJ Paris have performed at The Knitting Factory, The Tank, Northsix, Remote Lounge, Share @ OpenAir, and the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago. Bit Shifter recently returned from a world tour and the Bucknell performance will be his first concert in Pennsylvania.

For more information see http://bit.shifter.net/ or music samples see bit.shifter.net/audio.php

Posted Oct. 26, 2006


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