Lowtoy Festival #1 25-27/09/2014
Festival Internacional de 8 Bit & DIY Electrònica de Barcelona
Location: Fundació AAVC Hangar - Emilia Coranty 16 Barcelona
Time: 15:00 - midnight
Price: 7€ puerta/door - 5€ anticipada/advance
Casper Electronics (USA)
Casper Electronics live in New York, 2008. Death by Audio Noisefest.
Peter Edwards aka Casper Electronics ‘The friendly ghost in the machine’, artist, musician, teacher, it’s the man behind the name, considered as the top of ‘Circuit Bending’ culture, the Wizard of Oz in custom glitch-tronics, the master in himself. Well, If you still don’t know what is ‘Circuit Bending’, we’ll describe it as a new form of DIY electronics where machine circuits are altered to produce bugs and glitch art. You better come and see! Hear for yourself!
Je deviens DJ en 3 Jours (France)
JDDJ3J live in New York, 2009. Photo by Marjorie Becker. Blip Festival.
Je deviens dj en 3 jours (stands for “I become a dj in 3 days” and is often shortened to JDDJ3J) is a french electronic artist who creates all of his music on a Nintendo Gameboy from 1989. Always trying to be creative with his live performances, Je deviens dj en 3 jours has played to crowds in Europe, America, Indonesia and Japan and continues to organise many events in his hometown of Nice, France.
Grosgoroth, cover artwork detail from ‘Orks!’, 2014.
Gros is the ‘Leprechaun’ of Chiptune music. The little genius living on burnt carbonized beef steaks and marijuana, never goes out his cave, just for gigs. He started showing synth-pop sensibilities through early compositions, nowadays moved out to ‘Gorgoroth’, north-east Mordor for grindcore metal incursions. How gratifying it is to attend one of his shows, independent of the independents, he’s a complex mixture of metal, grind, trash, pop, 8bit, circuit bending, both hilarious and profound lyrics, gameboy-guitar, DIY pedal effects, magic and charm... Here's a sample.
Church Of Whatever (España/Italia)
Church Of Whatever Live in Geneva, 2014. Mapping Festival.
‘Church Of Whatever’ it’s a conceptual project by VJ Entter and RNXRX on techno, religion, mysticism, esotericism, ecstasy... A theatrical and pixelated live-show by two TV-star-preachers hypnotizing a whole audience. After acclaimed european shows they’ll be back at Lowtoy, the event that gave birth to the Church... ¿Why go clubbing when you can go churching?