CIRCUIT BENDERS' BALL
Bringing people together to celebrate adventurous art, music, and the creative spirit that lives in the South and beyond.
A LITTLE ABOUT US...
The Circuit Benders Ball is a biennial DIY music festival founded in 2010 by Tony Youngblood and is based Nashville, TN. It was established to celebrate the fringes of DIY sound and music culture in the 21st century; creative coded art and music, toy hacking, and weird instruments. In the years since, it has since expanded to encompass modular synthesizers, electronic music, and performance art. The biennial event features workshops, panel discussions, and vendors in addition to the art. Topics cover novel instruments, DIY noise makers, chip music, programming music, and subverting prejudices in the music industry.
WHAT THE HECK IS CIRCUIT BENDING?
HOW CAN I GET INVOLVED?
Circuit bending is the art of taking an electronic object such as a children's toy and re-wiring it so it makes new sounds.
Essentially one is "bending" the original circuitry to achieve new results. CBB applies the circuit bending philosophy to art and music at large.
We believe exploring new ways of art making can be engaging and inclusive, benefitting our environment and building better communities.
The easiest way to get involved is to sign up for our newsletter! We'll have info on just about everything posted to the website the closer we get show time.
If you've got a project in mind; workshop, or topic or otherwise, submit an application with all relevant information here. *Applications are closed for 2021*
Anyone can apply, but keep in mind we are prioritizing Southern US artists. CBB is an inclusive, forward-minded event, no derogatory or hateful content or ideology toward any group of people, race, or gender will be considered.