Rochester Chip is a monthly series of events dedicated to promoting artists and groups who use the sound chips of retro computers and video game consoles to create new original music. This exciting and often experimental form of electronic music repurposes devices such as Nintendo Gameboys and Atari 2600s as synthesizers and sequencers to create exciting new compositions in a wide array of genres.
Two years ago, Rochester Chip was just an idea, an idea inspired by the vibrant scenes of larger cities. Why couldn’t Rochester have that too? On November 11th, 2010, we had the first Rochester Chip show and since then we’ve set up 25 monthly events with over 80 different performers.
This December, WITR is helping us celebrate two years of chip music in Rochester with the ROCHESTER CHIP FEST, a day long chip music festival featuring nine bands / performers, three visualists, workshops, and more. This is an event you don’t want to miss!