Bit Shifter

Bit Shifter explores high-energy, low-bit music composed and performed on a standard Nintendo Game Boy. The result is a bracing foray into an evocative 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 attempts to push minimal hardware to its maximum. Based in New York City, Bit Shifter is the co-administrator of the 8bitpeoples artist collective, co-curator and co-organizer of the Blip Festival, has released music on Astralwerks, Hymen, Mirex, and 555 Recordings, and has performed over 150 shows worldwide.