REFORMAT THE PLANET is a feature length documentary which delves into the movement known as chip tunes, a vibrant underground scene based around creating new, original music using obsolete video game hardware. Familiar devices such as the Nintendo Game Boy and Nintendo Entertainment System are pushed in new directions with startling results.
Using New York as a microcosm for a larger global movement, “Reformat the Planet” maps out the genesis of the first annual Blip Festival, a four day celebration of over 30 international artists exploring the untapped potential of low-bit video game consoles. With floor-stomping rhythms and fist-waving melodies, trailblazers of the chip tune idiom descend upon Manhattan to pen a new chapter in the history of electronic music.
The trailer features music by Nullsleep (“Salvation for a Broken Heart”, “On Target”), Martin Galway (“The Neverending Story”), and Random (“Micawber’s Moan”), all composed on classic video game consoles.
Blip Festival: Reformat the Planet di “2 Player Productions” documentario a tema Chiptune, selezionato ufficialmente nel 2008 al film festival “South by Southwest” ad Austin in Texas. La prima del film è avvenuta l’8 marzo 2008 al Dobie Center.
Dal 7 dicembre sarà in vendita il DVD in 4 diverse combo:
DVD Only 15$
DVD + T-shirt 34$
Reformat Combo Pack (DVD+T-shirt+Poster+Spille) 53$
Blip Combo Bundle (DVD+T-shirt+Poster+Spille+BlipBundle) 78$
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