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Joshua C. Davis

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An electronic musician based in New York City, Bit Shifter explores high-impact, low-res music produced using primitive gear and synthesis as a deliberate aesthetic choice. Adopting a distillation of the less-is-more philosophy, Bit Shifter operates with a standard Nintendo Game Boy as a means of exploring the aesthetics of economy, pushing minimal hardware to its maximum.

Co-founder & co-curator of the international Blip Festival event series, now in its fifth year (with editions in New York, Tokyo, and Aalborg Denmark), co-administrator of the 8bitpeoples artist collective, and a 2010 Master Artist in Residence at the Atlantic Center for the Arts, Bit Shifter has released music on Astralwerks, Hymen, Mirex, 555 Recordings, and Ketacore; has contributed the theme music to technology podcast The Engadget Show, and has logged nearly 200 live performances worldwide.