Janky Magazine and Circuit Bending
Our music coverage takes an interesting “twist” this week with some offbeat experimental coverage. A few weeks back, I attended a party in Brooklyn for a new magazine, Janky, started by Lee Tusman, a friend of mine .
The magazine came in a package filled with interesting photos and “objects,” including a cassette tape with recorded “prank” telephone calls.
The event included live music, which was performed through homemade instruments, such as a microphone made out of a telephone, and this:
The owner of this instrument, and one of the main musical performers of the evening, was Brendan O’Connell, who has a website devoted to circuit-bending that you should check out. He also had an installation at Brooklyn’s BENT Festival. See diagram below:
In addition to this, he plays electronic music with two bands, Red Sweatpants Blue Sweatpants and JockJams. More photos of circuit bending in action after the jump.