Moogfest’s 4th Annual Circuit Bending Challenge

Electronic music festival Moogfest returns in April, 2014, and with it the annual Circuit Bending Challenge. According to a press release, “Circuit bending is a creative medium that combines technology, sonic artistry and creativity. By altering the internal circuitry of electronic devices such as keyboards, drum machines, and children’s toys, circuit benders are able to produce new sounds not intended in the original design.”

This year’s contest challenges challenging entrants to “take a battery powered device and circuit bend it into an instrument capable of creating new and unique sounds for a total budget of $70 or less.” Three finalists will be invited to showcase their work at Moogfest. Submissions are due by Feb. 28, 2014. Prizes are as follows:

• Grand Prize: Moog Sub Phatty & 2 Passes to Moogfest 2014
• 2nd Place: Moog Slim Phatty & 2 Passes to Moogfest 2014
• 3rd Place: Moog Minitaur & 2 Passes to Moogfest 2014

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