March 31: Circuit Benders’ Ball Columbus
The Circuit Benders’ Ball Columbus is a one-day event that celebrates the gentle art of tearing apart your electronic toys and gadgets and reconfiguring them into a musical instrument or artwork – i.e. break it to make it. We have invited benders/hardware hackers/sound artists from Ohio and other parts of the mid-west to perform with their circuit bent instruments and lead workshops covering a range of topics pertaining to circuit bending. The workshops, which will take place in the afternoon, range from intro level to advanced and are open to all ages. In the evening, experimental musicians and sound artists will perform with circuit bent instruments, custom-made electronics, and/or battery-powered electronic devices; genres will range from ambient soundscapes to aleatoric noise to EDM influenced grooves.
The all-day event will take place on March 31 2012 at the Columbus Idea Foundry (1160 Corrugated Way, Columbus OH 43202). Workshops will take place from 1pm – 4pm, and performances begin at 7pm (doors open 6pm). Workshop admission $10. Performance admission $10. Folks who preregister for a workshop and preorder tickets for the performance receive a $5 discount.
Workshops (click on workshop titles to learn more and pre-register:
- Michael Una (Chicago)
- Mike Hancock (Cincy)
- Thriftsore Boratorium (Cincy)
- Hardon Collider (Cincy)
- Space Gun Bunny (IN)
- Talking Computron (Minneapolis)
- Ring Toss Twins (Minneapolis)
Big thanks to Circuit Benders’ Ball Columbus sponsors: The Founder’s Factory, Dan Rockwell, founder and CEO of Big Kitty Labs, Mark Hoffman, founder of Stomp That Box, Jason Gonzales, co-Founder of Q-Vault, Litech Lighting, Patrick Greer, and Matt Jones.