Bent Festival

The 2008 circuitbending Bent Festival kicks off this weekend.

BENT FESTIVAL LOS ANGELES – April 17-19, 2008

Grand Performances: 350 S. Grand Ave Los Angeles, CA 90011

Zero Point: 1049 E 32nd St, Los Angeles, CA 90011

Los Angeles, CA – The Tank is pleased to announce The Fifth Annual Bent Festival of hardware hacking, DIY electronics, and circuit bending. The term circuit bending refers to the inspired short-circuiting of battery-powered children’s toys to create new musical instruments, and over the last few decades a worldwide subculture has sprung up around this amazing art form. The Bent Festival began as a celebration of circuit bending, but has quickly grown to embrace not only circuit benders but also artists who create instruments and artwork from scratch using homemade circuitry. Artists from around the globe perform music with their homemade or circuit bent instruments each night of the festival, teach workshops to adults and children alike, and create amazing, interactive art installations. The festival brings together artists of all ages and showcases the state of the art of DIY electronics and circuit bending culture.

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS FOR THE LOS ANGELES 2008 BENT FESTIVAL:
Nightly suggested donation of $10.
A Festival Pass to all events is available for $25.

Thursday, April 17 @ Grand Performances | 7PM SHARP
Concert #1

der warst

Aimee Norwich

univac

POMPON

embarker

Friday, April 18 @ Grand Performances | 11AM – 5pm
Workshops

11:00am “Intro to Circuit Bending – Bring your own battery powered sound making device and we’ll freak it out” – with Phil Stearns and Aaron Drake

1:00pm”Antique Experimentation; Tubes, Coils and the Mystical DIY of the not-so-ancient” – with Lorin Edwin Parker

3:15pm Phase One Workshop for the Omnichord Workshop – basic Omnichord bending – with Joker Nies

Friday, April 18 @ Grand Performances | 7PM SHARP
Concert #2

Tasos Stamou

XDUGEF and OGOGO

Krach der Roboter

Clay Chaplin

BARKER

Saturday, April 19 @ Grand Performances | 11AM – 5pm
Workshops

11:00am Phase Two Workshop for the Omnichord Workshop – Basic bending and exploring additional possibillities – with Joker Nies

1:00pm Omnichord Orchestra Dress Rehearsal

1:00pm “Building an intercosmical communication device with Krach the robot” – with Krach der Roboter

3:15pm “Lecture on designing audio chaos generators” – with Rob Hordijk

Saturday, April 19 @ Grand Performances | 7PM SHARP
Concert #3

Joker Nies

Lesley Flanigan

Travis Weller

Pete McPartlan

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Saturday April 20 @ Zero Point | 10:30pm
After Party

Loud Objects

DJ Tendraw

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