Making “noise” in the studio [ + a better view ]
Where Wendy brings a sense of direction and order to the workspace, the other third of Wire and Twine– Tom – brings musical taste, whimsy, and the ability to make things out of nothing.
Just yesterday after finishing up his real tasks for the week, he broke out the soldering iron to craft a homemade amp. This new infatuation with electronics stems from his time spent with Reed Ghazala where he recently learned how to “bend” circuits.
If you’re not familiar with circuit bending, wikipedia has a nice overview:
Circuit bending is the creative short-circuiting of low voltage, battery-powered electronic audio devices such as guitar effects, children’s toys and small synthesizers to create new musical instruments and sound generators. Emphasizing spontaneity and randomness, the techniques of circuit bending have been commonly associated with noise music, though many more conventional contemporary musicians and musical groups have been known to experiment with “bent” instruments.
So if you’re following my Flickr stream, The Magical Musical Thing might make more sense why it’s laying around.
We’re also blessed with the Barbinator 3000 (pictured above) whose extra eye pulses knowingly with the beat.
Current music: DJ Elephant Power “mc doux doute”