Janky Magazine and Circuit Bending

May 19, 2010 at 2:24 pm Leave a comment

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 .

Janky Magazine's event flyer, via jankyness.com

The magazine came in a package filled with interesting photos and “objects,” including a cassette tape with recorded “prank” telephone calls.

The Janky Magazine package

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:

Diagram from BENT festival

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.

Another example of an instrument used for circuit bending

Circuit bending fun in action!

Red Sweatpants Blue Sweatpants!

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