Monday, November 27, 2006

Super Mario Music?

You thought you'd seen the last of the original Nintendo console (except, of course, for what's emblazoned on the tees and belt buckles of those nerdy-in-a-cute-way guys). But the Super Mario Brothers tune, and others like it, live on, thanks to video game lovers turned music impresarios.

The Blip Festival will feature their music, which is created from the sound cards once used in now-obsolete video game consoles. They call all of this pretty nifty nonsense ChipTunes. The event will run Nov. 30 through Dec. 3 at The Tank(www.thetanknyc.com), a cool performance and visual art space at Collective:Unconcscious in Tribeca.

At the very least, you must must must see the crazy-cute logo of 8bitpeoples (www.8bitpeoples.com), a group of folks known to while away the hours composing these ditties.