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LIVE MUSIC + MAKER TALK: Chipocrite, Tambalaya

For Chipocrite's SF Premier, he'll perform live at Adobe and deliver an artist's talk, demonstrating how he creates his compositions on Nintendo Game Boys.

Chipocrite, a.k.a. Paul Weinstein, is a chiptune musician who uses original Nintendo Game Boys, often accompanied by guitar, bass, drums and/or other lo-fi sequencers, to create complex audio masterpieces. His multifaceted but catchy compositions combine the nostalgic game sounds of his childhood with modern music influences.

Since emerging from the Philadelphia chip scene just a few years ago, Chipocrite has taken the stage at numerous performance spaces, events and conventions, including the Vans Warped Tour, Blip Festival, MAGFest and AnimeNEXT; provided soundtracks for commercials — including a nationally televised GameStop ad — as well as video games and online videos; released "Hit and Run", which was named “Best Album – Chiptune” in Square Enix Music Online's Annual Game Music Awards for 2011, in addition to his first full-length album, “Wordplay,” in December 2014; appeared as the musical guest on popular tech-centric Web talk-show series “On The Verge” — and much more. He's also the creator and instructor of's "Chiptune Crash Course" online music education series. Chipocrite is currently working on the soundtrack for “EarthNight,” a rogue-like runner game coming soon to PS4 and other platforms.


Tambalaya is Tammy Duplantis, a Louisiana-born composer of electronic music, homebrew Game Boy developer, and performer of assorted instruments both physical and digital. She is currently inhabiting the San Francisco Bay Area. She has a box of mossy Game Boy cartridges filled with ASCII river rapids and pixel-sized fruit flies and death. She would like to play them for you.

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