Nisha Rathode (Editor)

Chipzel

Updated on
Share on FacebookTweet on TwitterShare on LinkedInShare on Reddit
Covid-19
Birth name  Niamh Houston
Years active  2010–present
Instruments  Game Boy
Genres  Chiptune
Name  Niamh Houston
Role  Musician
Website  chipzel.co.uk

Chipzel Music chipzel
Born  September 23, 1991 (age 24)Strabane, Northern Ireland (1991-09-23)
Occupation(s)  Musician, composer, producer
Albums  Interstellaria, Starter Pack, Phonetic Symphony, Spectra
People also search for  Terry Cavanagh, Manami Matsumae, Jenn Frank
Nominations  BAFTA Games Award for British Game
Profiles
Myspace

Chipzel interstellaria ost full album 2015


Niamh Houston (born 23 September 1991), better known by her stage name Chipzel, is a musician from Northern Ireland. She is best known for making chiptune music, particularly with a Game Boy. She is also a video game music composer, and is known for the soundtracks of games such as Super Hexagon, Spectra, and Interstellaria.

Contents

Chipzel Gaming The Digital Fix Interview Chipzel

Early life

Chipzel httpsimagescdbabynameartistchchipzeljpg

Niamh Houston was born on 23 September 1991 in Strabane, Northern Ireland. When Houston was a child, her sister played several instruments and her father enjoyed Irish folk music.

Career

Chipzel Music chipzel

Around the year 2006, Houston began to discover chiptune artists such as Sabrepulse, inspiring her to start making her own music with Little Sound DJ on a Game Boy. She continued to explore chip music, and in 2009, she published her first release, an EP titled Judgement Day. She followed this in 2010 with her first album, Disconnected.

Chipzel Music IndieCade International Festival of Independent

In 2011, she performed at Blip Festival, a music event focused on chiptune. For live shows, Houston generally uses two Game Boys with tracker software connected to a DJ mixer.

Chipzel Chipzel Wikipedia the free encyclopedia

In February 2012, she published her second album, Phonetic Symphony. Later that month, game developer Terry Cavanagh contacted Houston about using her music. Cavanagh was participating in Pirate Kart V, a game jam, and was making a game called Hexagon. Houston liked Cavanagh's project, and thus allowed him to publish Hexagon with her track "Courtesy."

Chipzel chipzel YouTube

Several months later, Cavanagh asked Houston to make tracks for his new game Super Hexagon, an extended recreation of the original Hexagon. She again accepted, and the resulting Super Hexagon EP was published in September 2012, featuring "Courtesy" from the original game, the track "Focus" from Phonetic Symphony, and a new track called "Otis". Super Hexagon was very successful, receiving widespread praise for its design and music. The game's success drew lots of attention to Houston's work, and sparked an interest in creating more music for video games.

In October 2012, Houston published Fragments, a four-track EP which was released for free as "a massive thanks for all the support from Super Hexagon."

In September 2013, Houston released her soundtrack for Spectra, a racing game published by Mastertronic Group that was released in early 2015. Houston continued her trend of working on video game soundtracks, and worked over the following two years on the soundtrack for Interstellaria, a space-exploration and management game published by Chucklefish. The soundtrack and the game were both released on 17 July 2015.

In August 2015, Chipzel performed as the opening act at Dare ProtoPlay.

Video games

  • Super Hexagon (2012)
  • Spectra (2013)
  • Size DOES Matter (2014)
  • Adventure Time: The Secret of the Nameless Kingdom (2014)
  • Interstellaria (2015)
  • Chime Sharp (2015)
  • Crypt of the Necrodancer (2017)
  • Other albums and EPs

  • Judgement Day (2009)
  • Disconnected (2010)
  • Phonetic Symphony (2012)
  • Fragments (2012)
  • References

    Chipzel Wikipedia


    Similar Topics
    Manami Matsumae
    The Day of the Beast
    R Andrew Bassford
    Topics
     
    B
    i
    Link
    H2
    L