The NYTimes Jenna Wortham also ran an article profiling the event –
The third-annual Blip Festival kicked off its four-day showcase Thursday night. Hosted by 8bitpeoples, a New York art and tech collective, and The Tank, a local nonprofit, the event features nearly 40 artists from China to Switzerland.
Although chiptune musicians prefer to play on older consoles — the more obscure and archaic, the better — and can only produce a handful of notes, the range of styles and genres can be dizzying. For example, Graffiti Monsters cranks out punk-influenced chiptunes on Sony PlayStation Portables and Game Boys. Mr. Johnson, one of the earliest known chiptune performers, who goes by Nullsleep, describes his sound as leaning towards ambient electronica bordering on romantic pop.