About

8-Bit Music on 88 Keys


88bit is the alter ego of Cleveland-based pianist, Rob Kovacs, where he performs note-for-note piano arrangements of classic video game soundtracks from the original Nintendo Entertainment System. Kovacs’ performances are unique in that they recreate early electronic music that was never intended to be performed by humans, stretching the limits of traditional piano playing.

Kovacs has been performing as 88bit since 2018 and has played at events such as Super MAGFest, MAGWest, PAX West, PAX South, the Mensa National Gathering, NeoSonic Fest, Classic Game Fest, Confluence and others. He has been interviewed by gameinformer.com, by NPR’s “Sound of Applause” (WCPN Cleveland), NPR’s “Shuffle” (WKSU Kent), and for blown-speakers.com.

88bit is supported by an amazing group of generous supporters on Patreon. Learn more at www.88bitmusic.com

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