Yesterdays “Electronic Knitting Circle” workshop, investigating the concept of Circuit Bending, was a huge success. More participants than expected signed up, the electronic toys were dismantled in no time and the certain applied technique is so intuitive and simple that everyone gets some kind of instant results.
But what is Circuit Bending? Well it’s an electronic art which implements creative audio short-circuiting striving towards discovering new sounds and functions in for an example electronic toys, like the famous Speak & Spell from 1980s. The techniques of circuit bending have been commonly associated with noise music, though many more conventional contemporary musicians and musical groups have been known to experiment with so called “bent” instruments. Circuit bending usually involves dismantling the chosen machine and adding components such as switches and potentiometers that alter the circuit.