Wish to Take part in the 2017 Circuit Benders Ball

Wish to Take part in the 2017 Circuit Benders Ball? Submit by June first

Brain Lesion in the 2012 Circuit Benders’ Ball. Photo by Brandon Greer.

The Circuit Benders’ Ball happens in Nashville, TN over the past weekend of August 25 through 27, and we’re still searching for participants! If you would like to do, provide visual projections or electronic art, speak, educate, or volunteer, you have to apply by June 1 at 11:59pm.

The Circuit Benders’ Ball (or CBB) is really a biennial celebration of hardware hacking, art, music, and also the creative spirit, located in Nashville, TN since 2010. Learn more here.

Tim Kaiser returns to Nashville for concert and electronic workshop, Friday at Make Nashville

Tim Kaiser, maker supreme, ambient maestro, and 2-time Circuit Benders’ Ball artist, is coming back to Nashville on Friday, April 14th to carry out a special set at Make Nashville. On Saturday mid-day, he’ll lead a piezoelectric pick-up workshop.

Resides in Duluth, Minnesota, Tim creates their own instruments from thrift store finds, children’s musical toys, automotive parts, as well as in a couple of cases, snow plows! He plucks, bows, loops, and bends the instruments into melodic, otherworldly ambient music. This profile by Make TV is a superb introduction:

Opening the Friday evening show is Nashville keyboardist and circuit bender No Stress (Paul Horton). Paul plays within the jazz duo Concurrence and it is a touring person in the Alabama Shakes. Because the solo act No Stress, Paul uses circuit-bent toys, keyboards, and looping pedals to create music unlike anything you’ve heard.

Here’s Paul in the 2014 Circuit Benders’ Ball (underneath the moniker The Tree is Base):

Saturday mid-day from 12pm to 3pm, Tim Kaiser may lead a workshop on making piezoelectric pick-ups, the identical kind he puts in the kalimbas and bowed instruments.

Tickets take presctiption purchase let’s focus on both occasions. Details below.

Friday, April 14, 8pm
A Night with Tim Kaiser with no Stress
@ Make Nashville, 947 Woodland St, Nashville, TN 37206
Any age, $10 ahead of time, $15 at door.
Buy tickets here.

Saturday, April 15, 12pm to 3pm
Produce a Piezo Electric Pick-track of Tim Kaiser
@ Make Nashville, 947 Woodland St, Nashville, TN 37206
Any age, $15 for Make Nashville people, $20 for public
Buy tickets here.

Circuit Benders’ Ball 2016 Seeks New Producer

Circuit Benders’ Ball is really a biennial celebration of hardware hacking, free culture, art, and also the creative spirit. I’ve been running the show because the festival’s beginning this year. The 3-day event at Fort Houston in 2014 was our greatest and finest yet. There exists a venue arranged for September 2016, and we’re getting ready to distribute requires participants. There’s only one factor we want:

I’ve arrived at the unfortunate conclusion that with the other activities on my small plate, most particularly Modular Art Pods @ OZ, I won’t have the ability to devote time necessary to use CBB. I’d still prefer to help out, possibly even finally perform in the fest, but I’m searching for another person to accept reins. So, what can this involve?

The 2016 CBB producer would result in:

  • Assembling the selection of performers, visual artists, workshop teachers, and presenters.
  • Fundraiser. Seeking money through sponsorships, funding drives, pre-sales, etc.
  • Creating a group of volunteers to assist with every aspect of the show.
  • Negotiating and fulfilling payment/travel expenses using the venue and artists.
  • Finding places for that touring artists to remain.
  • Promotion.

I won’t lie. The toughest part may be the money. The organizing side of CBB happens to be all-volunteer, in the producer towards the visual art company directors towards the seem engineers towards the ticket takers. After expenses, all the funds go towards the touring performers, although never around they deserve … rather than enough to correctly compensate the neighborhood performers. We’d passion for that to alter this season.

This could also imply that you, the incoming producer, would be also volunteering your time and effort. You might be able to strategize methods to increase revenue and permit enough for any producer’s salary. If you’re able to reach that goal but still fairly compensate the performers, more capacity to you.

I’d make myself ready to answer all of your questions which help out by any means I’m able to. You’d have free rein to operate the festival as you can see fit, except for an additional core rules:

  • Performances must involve circuit bending, creative coding, instrument building, or modular rigs (particularly if the modules are homemade or heavily-modded). Previously, we’ve also incorporated music created using Gameboys due to the homebrew cartridges.
  • Producers should be dedicated to inclusivity. Producers should look for an assorted selection of performers which include women, people of color, individuals with disabilities, and individuals within the Gay and lesbian communities.
  • The Code of Conduct should reflect that spirit of inclusivity by fostering a secure atmosphere for those visitors.

The brand new producer is going to be selected by me and number of past CBB staff. A producer that resides in or near Nashville, TN is heavily preferred. If selected, you’ll make the 2016 edition, and when all goes well, you’ll can produce future editions. Your customers should e-mail me at tonyyoungblood@gmail.com.

On Sunday, Learn to Bend Circuits at Little Harpeth Brewing! 03/13/2016

I’m ridiculously pleased to uncover that there is a circuit bending workshop happening in Nashville on Sunday, March 13th at 2 p.m. Little Harpeth Brewing is hosting “Circuit Bending: Precisely What Your Mother Said To Avoid Growing Up.” The workshop is brought by multimedia artist McLean Fahnestock and presented by Gallery Luperca.

If you wish to attend the three-hour event, order your tickets now. Space is restricted, plus they need time for you to know the number of parts to buy.

Listed here are the facts in the event page.

Circuit bending may be the creative, chance-based personalization from the circuits within low current battery-operated toys and gadgets to produce new musical or visual instruments and noise-makers. Bring a classic, used toy that also works, open it up up, and learn to allow it to be to your own seem machine.

This workshop can get you began. We’ll cover the fundamentals of circuit exploration, soldering, and switches. The $25 class fee covers a variety of parts that you should try. Fundamental tools is going to be provided but you are invited to take the own package if you’d like. Bring a toy or more and make certain you’ve batteries!