By now I’d hope you’re all familiar with Blip Festival, the mecca of chipmusic that rises each year in New York, Europe and now Japan. What you might not know is that the people who bring us Blip every year have another music festival that might pique your interests.
Bent Festival is New York City’s annual celebration of circuit-bending and DIY music culture. Each year, the Fest assembles the world’s top electronic tinkerers to give presentations, run workshops and perform on stage using circuitbent instruments. The Fest organizers recently announced full details for the event, including a list of circuitbending workshops, interactive art installations and a lineup of performers. It all goes down April 22nd – 24th, and OSV will be there to see it all and deliver the goods to you, our dear readers. If you live in or around New York City, definitely make an effort to get out to DUMBO (that’s ‘Down Under Manhattan Bridge Overpass’ for you out-of-towners) to check out everything the festival has to offer.
Hit the jump for a video that explains a bit about the practice of circuitbending and the community of artists that drive it forward.Tags: Bentfest, Bentfest 2010, Circuit Bending, Experimental, New York, News