Bit Shifter

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Bit Shifter is an electronic musician operating in a style referred to as chipmusic, wherein sound-synthesizing microchips common in early-generation home computers and video game systems are revisited and repurposed as musicmaking tools. In this case, using a standard Nintendo Game Boy, Bit Shifter reexamines a familiar and distinctive soundset, executed on a console generally misperceived as being technically limited. Made possible by Oliver Wittchow and Johan Kotlinski's respective home-brew musicmaking programs Nanoloop and Little Sound DJ, Bit Shifter's music explores the aesthetics of economy and seeks to push minimal hardware to its maximum. Based in New York City, Bit Shifter co-administrates the 8bitpeoples artist collective, co-curates the annual Blip Festival, has released music on 8bitpeoples, Hymen, Mirex, 555 Recordings, Ketacore, and Astralwerks, and has performed over a hundred and fifty shows worldwide as of this writing.

Annotation last modified on 2009-09-06 00:32 .

Legal name: Joshua Davis (Bit Shifter)




Year Title Artist RatingReleases
2003 Life's a Bit Shifter Bit Shifter 3
2006 Information Chase Bit Shifter 4 3
2018 Closed System Blues Bit Shifter 1

Album + Live

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
2010 2009-12-19: Blip Festival 2009, The Bell House, Brooklyn, NY, USA Bit Shifter 1


Year Title Artist RatingReleases
2006 Maladroit Shares CAPSLOCK With Bit Shifter Maladroit / CAPSLOCK / Bit Shifter 1

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