88bit

rob kovacs with arms crossed on the left and "88bit the alter ego of pianist/composer Rob Kovacs" on the right
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Rob Kovacs is an award-winning composer, pianist and singer/songwriter. He fronts the indie-rock bands, Return of Simple and Math + Logic and is the creator of 88bit where he performs note-for-note piano arrangements of Nintendo soundtracks. He is also an artist in residence for the Arts and Medicine Institute at the Cleveland Clinic.

Kovacs has arranged and performed over 50 songs from the original NES (Nintendo Entertainment System) with his project, 88bit. He has performed this music for many major events including the Super MAGFest, PAX West, PAX South, the Mensa National Gathering, NeoSonic Fest (twice), and Classic Game Fest (twice) to name a few. Kovacs has also performed with the Distant Worlds orchestra, performing the music from the Final Fantasy series. 88bit has been interviewed by many publications including Game Informer, for “The Sound of Applause” on WCPN 90.3 and blown-speakers.com.

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