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[share] Share w/BENT Festival - circuit-bending-themed openjam! @IPR   ]
2010-04-25 20:00:00

We are extremely happy to announce that The 7th Annual BENT Festival/The Tank and @Issue Project Room are collaborating tonight, with circuit-bending-centered (but not limited) openjam!! Some 'benders' from the fest are already confirmed to participate in the jam.

No reservation. Just show up!
FREE admission as always.


Sun. April 25th
20:00 - midnight (or as late as it goes!)

Bent at SHARE
a circuit-bending themed Share

Issue Project Room
232 3rd Street, 3rd Flr.
Brooklyn, NY 11215


The Tank, Issue Project Room, and have joined together in honor of the 7th annual Bent Festival to present a very special circuit-bending edition of SHARE as an official part of the international homemade electronics music festival.

We are also very happy to announce that several performers from Bent will be participating in the event, giving attendees the unique opportunity to jam and talk shop with a selection of the finest circuit-benders from all over the world. Some artists that have confirmed to participate in the jam include....

* LCDD (Spain)
* Dr. Rek (Japan)
* Stefan Jankus (Germany)
* Playboy's Bend (Belgium)

Participants are encouraged to bring bent, modded, or hacked instruments but are not required. As usual, anything goes.

Bent Festival
The Bent Festival is an annual art and music festival celebrating DIY electronics, hardware hacking, and circuit bending. Each year The Tank invites artists from across the country and around the globe to perform music with their home-made or circuit bent instruments, teach workshops to adults and children alike, create beautiful art installations and to generally come together, face to face, and showcase the state of the art in DIY electronics and circuit bending culture.

The Tank
The Tank is a non-profit arts presenter whose mission is to provide a welcoming, creative, collaborative, and affordable environment for artists and activists engaged in the pursuit of new ideas. Through a wide range of low-cost, high-concept arts and public affairs programming, The Tank seeks to cultivate a new generation of audience for live performance, civic discourse, and the work of emerging artists.

SHARE is first and foremost a platform to explore expression, in a variety of artforms. Through its weekly open jam sessions, engages its participants and spectators in a continually changing dialog on art and culture. As such, SHARE represents an ongoing exploration of collaborative performance as cultural exchange. It mines the relationship of artistic practice to cultural identity, remapping a multiplicity of cultural discourses. The act of creating artistic content in a multicultural collaborative context is a fascinating and natural extension of the SHARE concept.

To participants
(the below is the general info for weekly jam. As said above in the BENT's announcement, you are 'encouraged' to bring a circuit-bent instrument(s) - but not limited to the category, esp. if you're interested to jam w/ bent performers, feel free to bring gear/equipment/instruments of your choice. "Anything goes!", indeed!!:

Bring your equipment/instruments/gear etc. to join the jam!

We generally receive audio &/or visual participants - not necessarily digital. Analog &/or acoustic instruments (analog synths, acoustic string/horn/percussion/etc instruments), homemade gadgets, film/slides (if you'll bring a necessary projector), etc. are happily invited!
SHARE loves all kinds of experiments with things including (but not limited to) various sensors, collaborative programming, soldering on-site (if you'll bring soldering equipment), making low-key toy instruments (circuit bent or not), contact microphones, live projections /reflection/refraction, etc! Your suggestions/inputs are always more than welcome!

SHARE is a place to communicate, collaborate, and experiment.
Mistakes are more than welcome at SHARE!
Come & participate, come & chill, or come & hang out!
All the fun is awaiting!


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directions to Issue Project Room/(OA) Can Factory
Subway F Line, Subway G Line
Walk East down Third St over Gowanus Canal to Third Av
Subway F Line, Subway M Line, Subway R Line
Walk North on Fourth Av. West on Third St to Third Av
Bus B37, Bus B71
to THIRD AVE-THIRD ST (Westbound) or THIRD AVE-UNION ST (Eastbound)
From Union St, walk South on Third Ave to Third St
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