Moog Music was born when a
young Bob Moog started tinkering with electronic circuitry. As a boy,
Moog built small radios, amps, and Theremins in his basement workshop
with his father and the rest is history. This experimentation
with the inner workings of electronic devices to create new sounds and
effects has been developed into an art form known as circuit bending.
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.
In celebration of this creative
curiosity that fueled a young Bob Moog and all of those that follow in
his footsteps, Moog is sponsoring its
Annual Circuit Bending Contest.
This year, Moog’s circuit bending
contest is 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.
Moog will select three finalists and invite them to showcase their
creations at Moogfest in April of 2014 where Moog’s judges and the
general public will decide a winner of the contest.
Grand Prize: Moog
Sub Phatty & 2 Passes to Moogfest 2014
Learn more at MOOGFEST.COM
2nd Place: Moog
Slim Phatty & 2 Passes to Moogfest 2014
3rd Place: Moog
Minitaur & 2 Passes to Moogfest 2014
*Actually, soldering isn’t required. You can use any medium you wish
in order to bend your device including (but not limited to) bubble gum,
bottle caps, foreign currency, used chopsticks, unicorn hair, or a
really cool hat.