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Sunday, May 22 • 11:00am - 2:00pm
We Void Warranties: Circuit Bending Hack-A-Thon! FULL

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Circuit Bending is the art of deconstructing what would usually be considered a disposable or low value piece of electronics and modifying it to be a one-of-a-kind 21st century piece of functional art. Have you ever heard of “circuit bending”? Maybe you really HAVEN’T, but want to get involved and just wouldn’t know where to start, then we have the perfect event for you!

Maybe you have circuit bent before, and consider yourself a soldering iron wizard… Amazing! We have the perfect event for you as well! Do you get what we are saying over here? Doesn’t matter if you have been up-cycling and circuit bending for years or have never tried, but have always wondered what it was all about… you belong at Dr. Blankenstein’s Circuit Bending Hack-A-Thon Workshop!

Please bring a battery-powered sound making device which was either purchased at a second hand store, thrift store, swap meet etc for no more than $10 OR something you have laying around your house that would have probably been tossed in the trash eventually. anything low cost, hopefully outdated, and that produces sound… leave your smart devices at home for this one, there will be no smart phone hacking at this event.

** If you successfully register for this workshop, please plan to arrive at least 15 minutes prior to the beginning of the session. Those not in attendance 5-minutes before the session begins, may forfeit their spot to the next person on the waitlist.

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Talent
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Dr. Blankenstein

Back for his third consecutive Moogfest, Drew Blanke is a New York-born synthesizer and effects designer, circuit bender and multimedia artist. (Better known as Dr. Blankenstein, but you can call him Doc.) Now based in Queens, New York, he owns and operates his boutique audio synthesizer and instrument effects company under the same moniker… Dr. Blankenstein. | In recent years, Blanke has presented and sold synthesizers and effects to... Read More →

Program Themes
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Hacking Sound (Systems)

The resurgence of a technological Maker Culture is undeniable, and Moogfest is a gathering for all those enthused by new tools for creative expression. This program includes a historical look at the evolution of dub reggae and home-made sound systems, radiating outwards from its native Jamaica. These artists and producers were hardware hackers, much like the creative technologists working on interactive sonic experiences and generative music... Read More →



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