We’ve caught up on some sleep and recovered a bit, so thought we’d pop up a post to say a massive and heartfelt thank you to everyone involved in SuperByte 2014.
Photo by Iain Farrell
Firstly, thanks to everyone who performed, facilitated workshops and got involved with SuperByte this year (including a special mention to xyce who stepped up to play the minute stage after a very last minute cancellation). Thanks also to all the artists who played the Open Stage – once again the level of talent at the pre-party alone was incredible.
Big thanks to Mark, James, Myk, John, Yanni, Jess, Mr Hodson, Stew, Jen, Scott, Dawn, Geoff, Phil and everyone who crewed over the weekend and volunteered their time to keep everything running smoothly. Thanks to Zero2Death and RCM for looking after our gaming areas, to our venues Fab Cafe, The Pub/Zoo and Sandbar for letting us take over their spaces and fill them with bleeps and Gameboys for a weekend and to Tokyo CHIPPED for helping host our pre and post parties, and to Europe in 8 Bits for permission to screen their excellent film to close the weekend.
Also, huge thanks to Arts Council England for part-funding the event and helping us offset the costs of running SuperByte. Their contribution allowed us to host a great line up of international artists and we really hope we can work with them again in the future.
Lastly, thanks to everyone who’s come along, partied, got involved and supported SuperByte these past three editions. Thanks for coming up along, putting up with our odd hiccups and for partying with us.
See you next time. xx
SuperByte 2014 is just days away, so we thought we’d make a bit on an update post by editting and bringing this one up to date.
Our final line up is right here, and we’re incredibly stoked at how many amazing local and international artists are playing this year. We’ve just published our full schedule here, and we’re now confirming our last few market and expo people before adding them to the site. As ever, we’re working with a load of other organisations this year – some old friends, some new faces and we’re expecting this year’s SuperByte to be the best yet. Quite a goal after 2013, but we’re nothing if not ambitious!
The capacity of The Zoo is about 20% smaller than the capacity we set for Jabez Clegg last year (we had to move venues as our old one closed), so we’d definitely advise you to buy tickets in advance if you’re able to. Advance tickets will be available upto and including Thursday the 11th of September and they’ll cost more on the door (£35 for a weekend ticket or £20 for a day ticket). Any tickets bought between now and the main event will be held on the door for you to collect so please bring some ID along when picking these up.
If you’ve bought tickets already, you can save some time by collecting your wristband at the pre-party on Thursday.
Huge thanks to everyone who’s supported us so far. We’ll see you in a few days!
Ady appeared on the Anything Goes podcast to talk about SuperByte and play some music. You can listen to it below. Much waffle, great music.
Fiona Ledgard presents The Anything Goes Breakfast Show SUPERBYTE SPECIAL!!! by Fiona Ledgard // All Fm 96.9 on Mixcloud
Another fantastic last minute addition to SuperByte: Interactive Teletext Art workshops!
Remember when you had access to whole magazines on your television screen at the touch of a button? Quizzes hosted by pixellated presenters, cinema and TV listings, live football scores – teletext was the internet of its day.
But wait, it isn’t dead quite yet!
Dan Farrimond and Simon Rawles will be on hand to help you create your own teletext pages for broadcast on the web service Teletext40 to celebrate the medium’s 40th birthday. We will provide all the tools you need to make your very own version of BamberBoozler or those cartoons from Digitiser, just bring yourself and some added creative juices! Check them out here: Teletext40 and here: Teletext Art
We’re stoked to confirm that the Nerdsynth will be making an appearance at SuperByte 2014!
The Nerdsynth is a new 8/16bit style synthesizer with a tracker user interface similar to LittleSoundDJ or the LittlePiggyTracker. It’s 6 audio tracks can be assigned to different real soundchips (like Commodores64s SID and others). Also there is a (at least 4 track) drum synthesizer with the ability to create enhanced drum sequences. Portability is the goal and it’s live mode and realtime assignable knobs make it stage compatible. There are many more features to come.
Not only will an early model of the Nerdsynth be played as part of the Open Stage, but the unit will be demonstrated and available to play with as part of our workshop programme.
For more information, check out the official website and come down on the day to have a go yourself.