chiptunes stories

 
Artist and musician Tristan Perich decided to test just how far he could stretch 1-bit tunes, using only a single microchip as his orchestra. The setup you see above is the result: you don't actually remove any of the components from the CD case. You just plug it in and listen.
People grow up dreaming about becoming musicians, but chip musicians? Gareth Morris sure did, adapting some 1980s Atari hardware (an 1040ST keyboard) to make "chiptunes," music created using just the raw sounds of the original equipment. Vanessa recently rocked out with from Morris and his modded PC to see what it was like to be an Atari DJ. Groovy.