Internationally renowned chip tune musician Pixelh8 makes his music from reprogramming vintage computer systems such as the ZX spectrum, Commodore 64 and Game Boy.
His unique blend of Electronica has taken him across the globe, performing at Microdisco in Berlin, Apple iTunes in California, Assembly 2008 in Helsinki Finland, Game in The City Festival and most recently BBC Maida Vale Studios for Radio 1 in London.
Highly regarded in this emerging genre of music, he has been interviewed by both CNN and the BBC Radio and BBC Television, as well several magazines and websites all over the world.
In 2006 he won a MySpace competition to open for Grammy nominee Imogen Heap on her UK tour and in March 2008 he won Playback Album of the Month from Sound On Sound Magazine with his second album “The Boy With The Digital Heart”.
Pixelh8 has also created software like the Pixelh8 Music Tech Game Boy Synth and Pro Performer for other musicians such as Imogen Heap and Damon Albarn.
Parallel to his involvement in music performance Pixelh8 lectures and runs music and computer related workshops across the United Kingdom and is patron of the Access To Music Centre, Norwich and is currently studying for his Masters Degree at UCS Centre for Design Innovation.
Matthew C. Applegate has designed and run workshops and lectures for Ipswich and Colchester Museums, Suffolk Foster Care Unit, IP-Art, Ipswich Borough Council, Foster Care Associates, Access To Music Norwich and Access To Music York Centres and The British Academy of New Music and is a STEMNET Science and Engineering Ambassador.