NEoN Digital Arts Archive

Hands operating an old portable gaming console laying next to other consoles


The film Europe in 8 Bits is a highlight of the festival. This documentary explores the world of chip music. The stars of this musical movement reveal how to reuse old videogames hardware like Nintendo’s GameBoy, NES, Atari ST, Amiga and the Commodore 64 to turn them into a tool capable of creating a new sound, a modern tempo and an innovative musical style.

This is a way of interpreting music performed by a great many artists who show their skills in turning these “limited” machines designed for leisure in the 80’s into surprising musical instruments and graphical tools. It will leave nobody indifferent.

Followed by a special performance from Edward Shallow.

Edward Shallow, electronic music-maker and visual artist, performs a selection of chiptune tracks inspired by trips across hyperspace and beyond, exploring augmented expression through obsolete video-game hardware.

Event information

Venue: Club Romano
Where: 16A West Wynd, DD1 4JQ
When: Monday 3rd November
Time: 7pm – 9pm