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OriginVentura County, California, USA
GenresElectronic, chiptune, synthpop, bitpop
Years active2005–present
MembersMichelle Sternberger (AKA ComputeHer)

ComputeHer is a band created by Michelle Sternberger in 2005, making music using 8-bit computers and video game console sound chips.[1] She is also a member of the chiptune band 8 Bit Weapon.[2][3] ComputeHer's most notable work is her contribution to the Smithsonian American Art Museum in Washington D.C. Her music is included in a new exhibition "The Art of Video Games" where she provides the soundtrack to a video of featured video games at the entrance of the gallery. Her Commodore 64 is also on display inside the exhibit. This exhibition is set to travel to multiple cities following its presentation in Washington D.C. in March 2012.[4]

ComputeHer has performed at many events. She was mentioned in The Wall Street Journal for her performance at the opening of the International Video Game Hall of Fame in Ottuma, Iowa in 2010.[5] She performed at the Sanrio 50th Anniversary I Love Nerds party.[6] ComputeHer performed at the Smithsonian American Art Museum for the Art of Video Games exhibition opening event[7] in March 2012.

Michelle's past projects include music projects for Mark Mothersbaugh of Devo,[8] Foundation 9 Entertainment,[9] Sony Creative Software[10] and King of Kong Fistful of Quarters DVD.[11]

Michelle's songs are featured in a video game soundtrack for DeRail Games, Panick Attack, on Xbox Live Marketplace.[12]


  • BLIPTASTIC! (2016)
  • Software Remixes (2015)
  • "Strangelove" off "8-Bit Operators Tribute to Depeche Mode: Enjoy the Science", by Depeche Mode (2014)
  • Chiptopia: The Best of 8 Bit Weapon & ComputeHer (2013)
  • "That's Good" off "8-Bit Operators Crack that Chip! Devo Tribute", by Devo (2012)
  • Modemoiselle (2010)
  • "Kiss My Bits" off Sony Creative Software’s “8 Bit Weapon: A Chiptune Odyssey” Loop Library (2010)
  • It's a Chiptune Holiday! (2009)
  • "Kiss My Bits" off "8 Bit Weapon - Electric High" (Remastered) (2009)
  • Data Bass (2007)


  1. ^ Parker, Lyndsey (November 21, 2010). "Sanrio Saturdays: Hello Kitty Celebrates In The City | heard - Yahoo! Music". Archived from the original on February 17, 2013. Retrieved January 30, 2013.
  2. ^ Ohanesian, Liz (August 9, 2011). "What, Exactly, is 8-Bit Music? - Los Angeles - Music - West Coast Sound". Archived from the original on October 31, 2012. Retrieved January 30, 2013.
  3. ^ Keith Stuart (March 26, 2009). "Game theory: Vintage sound chips? They are music to my ears | Technology". The Guardian. London. Retrieved January 30, 2013.
  4. ^ "Smithsonian American Art Museum Presents New Exhibition "The Art of Video Games" | Newsdesk". March 1, 2012. Retrieved January 30, 2013.
  5. ^ Yadron, Danny (August 7, 2010). "City Resorts to Pac-Man for a Reboot -". Retrieved January 30, 2013.
  6. ^ "Sanrio". Sanrio. Archived from the original on December 22, 2010. Retrieved January 30, 2013.
  7. ^ "Exhibitions: The Art of Video Games / American Art". Retrieved January 30, 2013.
  8. ^ "Official Site". ComputeHer. Archived from the original on May 12, 2013. Retrieved January 30, 2013.
  9. ^ Contact Brian Crecente: Comment Facebook Twitter (December 19, 2008). "Foundation 9 News, Videos, Reviews and Gossip". Kotaku. Archived from the original on October 26, 2012. Retrieved January 30, 2013. {{cite web}}: |author= has generic name (help)
  10. ^ "Loops & Samples: 8 Bit Weapon: A Chiptune Odyssey". Retrieved January 30, 2013.
  11. ^ Iam8bit
  12. ^ "DeRail Games releases Panic Attack on Xbox Marketplace - DeRail Games". November 11, 2010. Retrieved January 30, 2013.

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