Thursday, March 15, 2012

Music of the... Simi Valley couple that's part of the Smithsonian gaming exhibit... (Think "8 Bit Game Geek Music Madness")

Ventura County Star -Simi Valley couple's music is part of Smithsonian gaming exhibit


Simi Valley couple Seth and Michelle Sternberger are proof you can make a career out of video games.

Five songs from their bands — 8 Bit Weapon and ComputeHer — were selected to provide the soundtrack at the entrance to "The Art of Video Games" exhibition at the Smithsonian American Art Museum in Washington, D.C.

The exhibit, which runs from Friday through Sept. 30, will explore the 40-year evolution of the genre. When it leaves the Smithsonian, it will tour the country for five years.

Visitors to the exhibit see a 12-foot projection that includes footage from most of the 80 games featured in the show, said Georgina Goodlander, coordinator for "The Art of Video Games."

"The exhibits team struggled to come up with the right soundtrack for this — something that would capture the excitement and energy of the games without being specific to any one title or genre," Goodlander said. "We had seen Seth and Michelle perform and thought that their music was the perfect fit. We are thrilled that they not only allowed us to use several of their tracks, but that they also titled one in honor of the exhibition."

"The Art of Video Game Anthem" and two other songs — "Mini Dub Bounce" and "Chip on Your Shoulder" — from their band 8 Bit Weapon's new album, "Bits with Byte," along with two songs from the "Modemoiselle" album of Michelle Sternberger's solo project ComputeHer — "Twilight Byte" and "Dark Pub" — will be on a continuous loop at the entrance


Not only is this kind of geek-cool, but it's a local couple too! Got to love that...

You have to check out their site, and their music page,, where you can buy their CD's or download a few of them free (like the TRON one! :)


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