Circuit Bending: Making Music By ReWiring Devices and Toys
Discover the joy of circuit bending.
What you are going to learn
This is a class about the joy of Circuit Bending.
This might just be the weirdest class I've ever made. In this class we will hit the road, going to some thrift shops to look for bendable instruments, I'll do some time-lapse videos of taking things apart (complete with Benny Hill), and we will melt down some Spongebob Squarepants. You will have to join the class to see how that all unfolds.
In this class we will first talk about what Circuit Bending is, and how it works. Then, we will actually circuit bend an old keyboard from beginning to end, going step-by-step through the entire process. In the end, we will have a cool new keyboard capable of brand new sounds, and I'll even make a track with it.
Dr. J. Anthony Allen
Music PhD, Producer, Composer, Instructor, Professor, Author, & Ableton Certified Trainer.
Dr. Allen is a professional musician, top-rated online instructor, and university professor. In 2017 the Star Tribune featured him as a "Mover and a Shaker," and he is recognized by the Grammy Foundation for his music education classes. He currently teaches at Augsburg University in Minneapolis, MN, Slam Academy, and Punkademic Courses.
I had a blast with this course. It was a fun break to take between J.'s more comprehensive and intensive music theory and composition courses (which I also love). A fascinating and inspiring glimpse into the odd world of circuit bending.
- Joe O'Brien
Great teacher! The explanation are clear and the example easy to follow. I recommend that class for all the electroacoustic composer who are interested by circuit bending.
- Mathieu Marcoux
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