2012 Circuit Benders' Ball Nashville





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Published on Sep 3, 2012

Coming to Brick Factory Nashville, September 29th, 2012! More info at www.circuitbendersball.com

Brick Factory Nashville and Theatre Intangible present the Circuit Benders' Ball, a day-long symposium dedicated to the art of the bend. Circuit bending is the modification of battery-powered toys in order to create a panoply of alien sounds: bleeps, buzzes, crackles, squawks, and blips. And one of the things that makes it so cool is that you don't need a lot of technical know-how to get started. All you need, really, is curiosity, a screwdriver, and a willingness to experiment. The Circuit Benders' Ball will feature two stages, over a dozen performers, an interactive art gallery, and circuit bending workshops.

Kickstarter funding page coming soon!


2012 Performers:

Roth Mobot - Chicago
Blight Side of Life - 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 York City
Nashville Robotic Philharmonic - DeKalb, IL
Pimpdaddysupreme - Nashville
Pineapple Explode - Nashville
Posttaste (Tommy Stangroom of Square People) - Nashville
Teletron Orchestra (Dylan Simon and Ken Soper) - Nashville / Murfreesboro


Chip to be Square: Build Your Own Synth w/ Josh Gumiela. 10am - 1pm
Intro to Circuit Bending w/ Roth Mobot. 2pm-5pm
Build a Buckawatt Bent Boost Kit w/ Zach Adams. 5:30pm-7pm

Buy workshop tickets here: www.theskillery.com.

Brick Factory Nashville
(inside Cummins Station)
Suite 126
209 10th Ave South
Nashville, TN 37203



Video credits:

Logo design by Rachel Briggs.

Edited by Tony Youngblood.

Music by (by order of appearance):

Blight Side of Live, Live at the 2010 Circuit Benders' Ball

Theatre Intangible improv feat. 1/2 Mang, Tim Kaiser, Lola Koeune, Jeremy Walker, Dave X, Live at the 2010 Circuit Benders' Ball

Roth Mobot, Live at the Experimental Sound Studio

Photos/video by order of appearance. Listed by artist, event, photographer (when known).

Location guide:
1. 2011 Experimental Garage Sale, Chicago, IL
2. 2011 FauxBeeAnt Art Fair, Cincinnati, OH
3. 2012 Tim Kaiser Brick Factory Concert, Nashville, TN
4. 2010 Circuit Benders Ball, Nashville, TN

1. Alex Deeba creations, 1, Katherine Guza
2. Hardon Collider, 2, Tony Youngblood
3. The Junkyard Catalyst creations, 1, Katherine Guza
4. Tim Kaiser, 1, Katherine Guza
5. Aether Jag, 3, Skipp Frazier
6. Roth Mobot, location unknown
7. Brainwaves, Gallery F 2011, Katherine Guza
8. Nebbie Loon, location unknown, Reed Ghazala
9. Jeremy Walker, 4, Stephen Zerne
10. Freya West, 4, Stephen Zerne
11. Mike Hancock, 2, Tony Youngblood
12. Prince Howard, Betty's Grill 2011, Tony Youngblood
13-17. Series of 5 circuit-bent creations by Reed Ghazala
18. Reed Ghazala, father of circuit bending
19. Circuit Benders Ball logo, Rachel Briggs
20. DaveX, 4, Stephen Zerne
21. Robbie Hunsinger, 4, Stephen Zerne
22. Robbie Hunsinger, Betty's Grill 2011, Tony Youngblood
23. Thriftsore Boratorium, 4, Stephen Zerne
24. The Junkyard Catalyst, 4, Stephen Zerne
25-30. Series of workshop photos, 2012 Columbus Benders' Ball and other events, Fuse Factory
31. Patrick McCarthy conducting workshop, location unknown
32. Patricia Earnhardt installation, 4, Stephen Zerne
33. Tim Kaiser creations, 4, Stephen Zerne
34-35. Josh Gumiela installation, SIU Campus, 2011
36. Tim Kaiser, 3, Skipp Frazier
37. Tim Kaiser, 4, Stephen Zerne
38. Blight Side of Life, 4, Stephen Zerne
39. CMKT4, 4, Stephen Zerne
40. (video) Jeremy Walker w/ visuals by Matt Christy, 4, Matt Christy
41. (video) Ben Marcantel w/ visuals by Ben M. and Austin Alexander, 4, Matt Christy
42. (video) Lola Koeune w/ visuals by Prince Howard, 4, Matt Christy
43. (video) Freya West w/ visuals by Devin Lamp, 4, Matt Christy
44. (video) Thriftsore Boratorium, 4, Matt Christy
45-48. Series of 4 Roth Mobot pictures, OFFF Paris 2010 and other locations
49. Low-Gain, 1, Katherine Guza
50. The Junkyard Catalyst, 1, Katherine Guza
51. Thriftsore Boratorium sound dome, 2, Tony Youngblood

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