About this project
What is Circuit Bending?
"Circuit Bending is the creative recycling of common discarded technology, often children's toys, by opening the device and soldering in new connections to create unique musical and video instruments." - Roth Mobot
What is the Circuit Benders' Ball Nashville?
The Circuit Benders’ Ball is a biennial celebration of hardware hacking, art, music and the creative spirit. The event will take place at the makerspace Fort Houston in Nashville, TN on Saturday, April 12th, 2014. The Ball will feature (at least) two stages, ten or more performers, an interactive art gallery, presentations and electronic workshops.
The inaugural Ball took place at Open Lot in Nashville, TN in 2010. The second Nashville Ball occurred at Brick Factory in 2012. The Fuse Factory in Columbus, Ohio launched the first non-Nashville Circuit Benders' Ball in 2012.
Past performers include Tim Kaiser, Roth Mobot, Robbie Hunsinger, CMKT4, Cher Von, Thriftsore Boratorium, Kelli Hix, Nashville Robotic Philharmonic, Pimpdaddysupreme, and many more.
If you are interested in the frontiers of art, making, electronics, DIY culture, glitch, and audio-visual mayhem, this event is for you!
Workshop and festival tickets will be available soon at forthouston.com.
We Can't Do This Without You!
The CBB is a nonprofit festival, and all the staff including the organizers volunteer their time with no compensation. We've received over 50 submissions from talented artists, teachers and makers from around the world. But travel isn't cheap, and without your help we won't be able to bring these people and their innovative work to Nashville. We need your financial support.
After expenses, all ticket sales and donations will go toward artist compensation. The more donations we generate, the more acts we can invite. Show your support by donating!
$600 - One National Artist & the Ball Goes On
$600 is the bare minimum we need to put on the Ball and host workshops, performances, and art exhibits from ten or more local artists and one national artist.
$900 -- Two or More National Artists
With $900, we can bring two or more national artists to Nashville.
$1200 -- Three or More National Artists
With $1200, we can bring three or more national artists to Nashville.
$1500 -- Four or More National Artists
With $1500, we can bring four or or more national artists to Nashville.
$1800+ -- Artists from around the Globe!
The more over $1800 we raise, the more artists we can bring from around the U.S. and around the globe.
Help us make the 2014 Circuit Benders' Ball the best yet!
More info at www.circuitbendersball.com.
Risks and challenges
One of our greatest challenges will be coming up with funding early enough to invite national and international artists so they can make travel arrangements. Our Kickstarter ending date allows just enough time for that to happen.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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