Little Harpeth Brewing

Circuit Benders’ Ball 2019 Lineup and Schedule

Circuit Benders’ Ball, August 24th & 25th, 2019 at Little Harpeth Brewing, 30 Oldham St, Nashville, TN 37213

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The Circuit Benders’ Ball is a biennial celebration of hardware hacking, creative coding, and the DIY spirit. We present a genre-fluid festival that unites the maker with the performer, people who seek more than what’s in front of them in art and music. With nearly a decade of events, the Ball continues to be a beacon of the weird, the under-represented, and the experimental.

Schedule:

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Workshops

@ Adventure Science Center, 800 Fort Negley Blvd, Nashville, TN 37203.

All ages. Tickets sold online and at the door, subject to availability. Advance tickets highly recommended.

Saturday, August 24:

  • 11:00am-12:30pm: Alien Instrument Basics with Sophia Gordon-Stevens, $20, bring a toy to bend
  • 12:30pm-1:30pm: Modular Synthesis 101 Panel with Hyasynth House, FREE
  • 1:00pm-3:00pm: Learn P5.js Creative Code with Robbie Lynn Hunsinger, $25
  • 3:00pm-4:00pm: Remembering You’re Human as a Tech Creative: Self Care Skills, Techniques and “Feelosophy” with Cynthia Cardenas, $10

See below for workshop descriptions.

Performances

Little Harpeth Brewing, 30 Oldham St, Nashville, TN 37213

18+. Tickets sold online and at the door. Cancellations: M.U.A.D and Kent Osborne.

Saturday, August 24:

Doors open at 6:00pm

Sunday, August 25:

Doors open at 3:00pm

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Workshop descriptions:

Adventure Science Center, 800 Fort Negley Blvd, Nashville, TN 37203.

All ages. Tickets sold online and at the door, subject to availability. Advance tickets highly recommended.

Alien Instrument Basics with Sophia Gordon-Stevens

Saturday, August 24, 11am-12:30pm, $20, limited to 8 people, bring a musical toy

  • This workshop aims to create an accessible approach to common obstacles faced in the art of circuit bending. Participants will be asked to bring along a simple battery powered toy that makes sound. During the workshop they will open it up for the first time and we will discuss its potential; troubleshoot any issues, cover the basic components, SMD resistors, finding the right materials, searching for bends, and how they can improve their search for bendable toys.

Modular Synthesis 101 Panel with Hyasynth House

Saturday, August 24, 12:30pm-1:30pm, FREE

  • Join Hyasynth House and other CBB performers as we discuss the Eurorack modular format that is the most configurable hardware-wise in the electronic realm. A great entry-level session for interested parties.

Learn P5.js Creative Code with Robbie Lynn Hunsinger

Saturday, August 24, 1pm-3pm, $25, limited to 12 people, bring a laptop, smart phone, or tablet

  • Robbie Lynn Hunsinger will be teaching the p5.js creative code program to a small class as part of the Circuit Benders’ Ball festivities. P5.js is an accessible javascript coding framework for artists, makers, designers, educators, and beginners. P5.js is inspired and based on the classic coding framework Processing but it is updated for online deployment. This workshop will use the p5.js online editor and examples so there are no downloads or installations to worry about. Just bring WIFI capable smart phones, tablets or laptops and we will start coding! More information on p5.js can be found here: https://p5js.org/

Remembering You’re Human as a Tech Creative: Self Care Skills, Techniques and “Feelosophy” for Your Well-Being and Creativity with Cynthia Cardenas

Saturday, August 24, 3pm-4pm, $10

  • Stretches, body awareness exercises, relaxation techniques, and plenty of educational info. Plus giveaways!

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