bent festival :: day one

yesterday i went with chia to the starting day for the bent festival. circuit-bending is the creative short-circuiting of low voltage, battery-powered electronic audio devices such as guitar effects, children's toys and small synthesizers to create new musical instruments and sound generators. yesterday was the kickoff lecture by george lazenbleep. what is inspiring is how elemental and simple circuit bending is. anyone with a curious mind can do it. as an EE, i guess i was just in denial about ever taking the time out to fuck with the electronics of toys.

after the lecture we were all provided instrument toys to bend. immediately everyone started taking about their toys and bending. the room was filled with noise, bloops, and bleeps. if you ever want to turn yourself into a child, try circuit bending. the feeling of unknown results , the curiousity, and the manic excitement; i couldn't help but feel like a kid again. geeks of the world unite. every night after the workshops are concerts of electronic, laptop, circuit bending artists. i missed yesterday's show but will definitely check out today's.



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