Circuit bending is the creative short-circuiting of electronic devices to create new musical or visual instruments and sound generators. Emphasizing spontaneity and randomness, the techniques of circuit bending have been commonly associated with noise music. Circuit bending usually involves dismantling the machine and adding components such as switches and potentiometers that alter the circuit.
This workshop will cover battery-operated items such as radios, walkie talkies, speak and spell, toy keyboards and gameboys.
Mel Araneta, hailing from Negros Occidental and now based in Singapore, is a self-taught artist heavily influenced by his environment. Among many things, he is a sculptor, painter, sound and performance artist. Araneta has been featured in various media, such as TV, websites, blogs, and print, with his multi-faceted talents and his passion for using indigenous and earth-inspired materials and ideas in his works and performances.
Workshop fee: $20 (including materials)
Please RSVP at 6396 3598 as seats are limited.
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