What’s Circuit Bending?

“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.

  • Roth Mobot – Chicago
  • Blight Side of Existence – Nashville
  • Brain Lesion – Murfreesboro, TN
  • Elegant Bassterds (Ben Marcantel and Derek Schartung) – Nashville
  • Josh Gumiela, Kelli Shay Hix, Lucas McCallister – Nashville
  • Hadals – Nashville, TN / Montgomery, AL
  • Joey Molinaro – New You are able to City
  • Nashville Automatic Philharmonic – DeKalb, IL
  • Pimpdaddysupreme – Nashville
  • Pineapple Explode – Nashville
  • Posttaste – Nashville
  • Teletron Orchestra – Nashville / Murfreesboro

 

We Can Not Do That Without You!

The CBB is really a nonprofit festival. Employees volunteer their time and effort without any financial compensation. To be able to attract the very best and brightest within the Circuit Bending community throughout the U . s . States, we want your financial support. All donations goes toward artist compensation, advertising, set decoration, and workshop materials. The greater donations we generate, the larger and the festival! Show your support by donating!

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1 Ticket to Workshop “Summary of Circuit Bending with Roth Mobot” 2pm-5pm, September 29th at Brick Factory Nashville. See link below for details. There is also a Circuit Benders’ Ball t-shirt created by Rachel Briggs, Along with a personalized thanks on TheatreIntangible.com, CircuitBendersBall.com and also the Facebook CBB page, Along with a thanks spoken around the Theatre Intangible podcast since the Circuit Benders’ Ball. NOTE: THIS OFFER Doesn’t INCLUDE REWARDS FROM PREVIOUS LIMITS! Greater REWARD LIMITS Don’t INCLUDE THIS REWARD! Ticket towards the music area of the event NOT incorporated. Combine this with $15 reward above to obtain the workshop along with a music portion ticket.

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<p>1 Ticket to Workshop "Nick to become Square: Construct Your Own Synthesizer" 10am-1pm, September 29th at Brick Factory Nashville. See link below for details. There is also a Circuit Benders’ Ball t-shirt created by Rachel Briggs, Along with a personalized thanks on TheatreIntangible.com, CircuitBendersBall.com and also the Facebook CBB page, Along with a thanks spoken around the Theatre Intangible podcast since the Circuit Benders’ Ball. NOTE: THIS OFFER Doesn’t INCLUDE REWARDS FROM PREVIOUS LIMITS! Greater REWARD LIMITS Don’t INCLUDE THIS REWARD! Ticket towards the music area of the event NOT incorporated. Combine this with $15 reward above to obtain the workshop along with a music portion ticket.</p>
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Video COMMENTS:
  • The Verge: What toy or household object would you like to circuit bend?
  • Cynnabuns: Am I the only one who feels bad for the lil guys?
  • Andreas Christou: Can someone please open the stopwatch in his pocket? That’s Doctor who trapped in a human body XD
  • Gref Steel: I’m sure this goth chick slays vampires
  • Wintermute: I thought this was really interesting. Dude is crazy, though.
  • DrXshock: You should Circuit Bend Zucc
  • blewyd: Nice like to dislike ratio. Seems like s good video hub
  • Keirebuu Ishi: In before Robots have human rights
  • Daniel Bencomo: Machines are so going to kill us
  • SharkanG 10: N O F U R B Y H A R M E D I N T H I S V I D E O
  • mig189189189: Old VCR’s!
  • Nlobo1993 Lobo: Smashhh
  • zeromax: 3:13 “You get that and you have a fiddle, there’s no right or wrong” – yep, words to live by
  • Nick Delavega: I love this series!
  • Marc F: Long ago, Furbys lived together in harmony. Then everything changed when the circuit nation attacked
  • Alex Sabber: Breaking News: He’s actually got a computer.
  • André: PLAY WITH MEaaaaHHh….
  • voicedrifter: Love this guy. Thanks for looking in on his project!
  • npgoalkeeper _: So he’s a basement child who likes looking at schematics and adding some things? Also circuit bending isnt a thing. Quit being a weirdo and get a job.
  • Nate C W: Good content but the video was fluffy as all fluff.
  • kombajndosalatek: will it short-circuit if it touches the system?
  • Kartik Singh: MKG after kilshot
  • Daniel Pan: That was really cool
  • Muq ali: He attac
    He proteccBut most of all
    He circuit bent
  • Geomel Quijencio-Kramer: Wow what’s up with the like-dislike ratio?
  • Bim Barbieto: What’s up with the dislike to like ratio. What’s wrong with the video?
  • YouFube: Can’t wait you to publish a video, where you attempt to correctly assemble an ordinary kid’s puzzle.
  • Mitch McCann: Ay it mum
  • Kamil: Wow, they’ve been deleting comments telling them how they should address their bad computer building video…
  • The Lavian: Censoring comments, Verge? Interesting to see how many have been deleted since yesterday!
  • AnanasJuice: Hey
  • turtleh: Your outlet is so out of touch with reality.
  • Josh G: If you love hearing the words “circuit bending” every 10 seconds, you’re gonna love this!
  • Temptør War Gaming: “with all of the advancements made in electronics, something that could be done on a laptop, why put all of the effort and time into curcuit bending”Why put any effort into anything these days, everything is already done for you!

    that question kinda pissed me off

  • Hein Mcleod: I wonder where they got the idea from… Might Car Mods did this almost a year ago…
  • Jeet Ray: He looks and sounds like a combination of Arthur Darvill, Tom Holland, and James McAvoy!
  • Darren Tan: Five nights of Freddy vibes
  • Zach Risinger: This is rad as hell.
  • ApplicantQuisling: This guy is brilliant!
  • Francis Santos: Cyberpunk 2077
  • Ram Panda: It looks like taking a shower removes your circuit bending capabilities
  • Prabhdeep: This looks so cool man and it is sad to know that it is dimiishing in the future!!
  • Justin Pietro: i think sam is less of a circuit bender and more just an electronics creative the interview kinda seemed posed in the wrong direction for what sam is really into
  • Canadian Sploot Doggo: It’s like gordan Ramsay but for Furbies
  • Justin Hill: Sid Phillips meets Ludwig Von Beethoven meets Daft Punk
  • Lord Ba’al: So the future of music sucks?
  • The Power of Zen: Reminds me of mugwai
  • Cody Matheson: Thank you Verge. Incredible video.
  • proto: Lmao you’re so late to the Look Mum no Computer Ferbie popularity
  • larryatk52: An additional musical artist Robert DeLong also uses video-game peripherals connected to his MIDI interface to modify his sound in his performances. Very impressive. Thanks Verge for your insight and interesting information.
  • LOOK MUM NO COMPUTER: Thanks for coming round!!! 😃😃😃😃😃😃 it was well fun 😃
  • Frozen gamer: Turn into a killer furby.
  • Tanmay Thakur: When I saw circuit bending I knew I was about to watch a video with look mum no computer.
  • Jogs Media: In Germany there is a band called GeekOrchester, which plays sometimes in a Latenight-show called “NeoMagazin Royale”. They used also old tech like printer and other machines for the sounds. I don’t know which old tech in details, because I’m too young 😉
  • AW N: Guy is a genius
  • me: First i saw his hair, I knew what his capable of
  • Aditya19971000: How can i get a synth bike?
  • Ten Twenty: Cool guy
  • Mohammed Shafei: Lots of empty talk and not enough bending.
  • Lochlan Hughes: Look mum no computer!!!
  • Rick Sanchez: Fascinating guy, but that hair tho
  • WYBES: i think he is high during this interview
  • Quick Fix – Thought Provoking Videos: I haven’t seen something so “The Internet” in a while! It’s fascinating how this guy’s passion and creativity are without borders. As long as Look mum no computer will be alive, circuit bending won’t be dead!
  • zer0Bot: Made it to 1:24 something is wrong with my video 😑
  • Joe Gio: In the wait for the furby time machine
  • XiXora: Look mum no computer is getting around a lot recently…
  • david baumann: He’s like the Colin Furze of music!
  • Mehul Parashar: Epic!!👍👍
  • Tech Universe: Man i wish I could be a tech youtuber ….. I am trying though….. Please show some suppport ☺️
  • Al Noose: “Kill me” – Furby 2018
  • Piotr Darnowski: Hi!