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BENT 2006 - NYC - Friday Circuit Bending Concert!

Fri Apr 21, 2006 00:00 - Fri Mar 31, 2006

Part of the BENT 2006 circuit bending concert series:

8pm - 1am, $10

The Circuit Bending Orchestra
The Bemus Point
Mystery Circuits by Mike Walters
George Lazenbleep 'dusty toy space-funk'
Lorin Edwin Parker
Andrew Bucksbarg with Michele Darling and Terry Golob
Peter Blasser
The Circuit-Bent Project presents Slow Children Playing
Travis McCoy Fuller

Tickets and info online at http://www.bentfestival.org/

All BENT 2006 events will take place at 15 Nassau Street in lower Manhattan.
The space is accessable via many downtown subway lines including the 2,3,4, and 5.
We recommend looking at the Google Map of the area, or trying out Hop Stop for subway directions.


Speech Synthesis, Speech Chip Hacking Workshop -- NYC

Sun Apr 23, 2006 00:00 - Fri Mar 31, 2006

Presented by BENT 2006 in conjunction with Harvestworks in Downtown Manhattan:

SUNDAY April 23

1pm - 3pm, FREE or $60 to build your own!

"How to Make a Robot Sing from the Heart: the Insanium, Speech Chips, Vocal Synthesis and 'Bending By Design'"

with Lorin Edwin Parker

We will listen to, discuss and play with speech synthesis chips looking specifically at the Speakjet chip and the Insanium Synthesizer. Participants will discover how to make a chip say absolutely anything, sing, glitch out, and even become a new ilk of synthesizer. Participants will be encouraged to play Parker's Insanium instrument and experiment with a Speakjet chip on a "development board".

More info / registration at http://www.bentfestival.org/workshops.php

More info on artist / instructor, Lorin Edwin Parker - http://music.calarts.edu/~lorinp/


"Ferrous Artifacts" - Lorin Edwin Parker - Los Angeles

Sun Apr 02, 2006 00:00 - Fri Mar 31, 2006

Ferrous Artifacts -- At Machine Gallery in Echo Park.

An energy transformation environment by Lorin Edwin Parker.

Lorin Edwin Parker presents Ferrous Artifacts: Three electronic musicians will perform in a prepared environment without traditional amplification or playback. The performers and the audience will interact with their music through touch, sight and sound by manipulating vibrating objects including telephone receivers, broken banjos, electromagnets and rusty skillets*. Take part in a mad science experiment to rival even the most venerable baking soda & vinegar volcano. Featured performers: F. Lewis Keller, Cooper Baker, Michael Ribiat, with introduction by Lorin Edwin Parker.

*Tetanus shots recommended, but not provided.

A mystery piece will also be played by Corey Fogel.


Corey Fogel, Lorin Edwin Parker
Episode Five of You Too Can Play Difficult Music, a series of audience participation performances
Sunday April 2nd 8:00pm
Machine Project
1200 D North Alvarado Street, Los Angeles, CA 90026
213 483 8761

Lorin Edwin Parker is an Artist and Instructor specializing in technological work and sound art. More info on him can be seen at: