“Circuit Bending may be the creative recycling of common discarded technology, frequently children’s toys, by opening the unit and soldering in new connections to produce unique musical and video instruments.” – Roth Mobot
Why is circuit bending so awesome is the fact that Anybody can perform it! You just need curiosity, a screwdriver, along with a readiness to experiment. Circuit bending is really a gateway into electronics, art, music, and making!
What’s the Circuit Benders’ Ball Nashville?
The Circuit Benders’ Ball is really a daylong symposium focused on the skill of the curvature, happening on Saturday, September, 29th. It’ll feature two stages, more than a dozen performers, an interactive gallery, and workshops. Workshops 10am-7pm. Music 8pm-1am. Our inspirations would be the multi-city Bent Festival, The Fuse Factory in Columbus, OH, the eSymposium in Chicago, Illinois, and, obviously, Reed Ghazala, the daddy of circuit-bending!
We’ve asked circuit bent artists from Tennessee and beyond to do and lead electronic workshops. The mid-day workshops are available to any age and all sorts of amounts of experience. At night, experimental musicians and seem artists will work with circuit bent instruments, custom-made electronics, and/or battery-powered electronics. Genres will vary from ambient soundscapes to aleatoric noise to EDM influenced grooves.
So: if you’re into (or just interested in) experimental music, making, electronics, art, DIY, hacking, and sonic mayhem, the wedding is perfect for you!
The all-day event will occur on Saturday, September 29th, 2012 at Brick Factory Nashville, a hackerspace, community workshop, educational facility, gallery, and gratifaction space.
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