hacking and circuit bending
I have been asked a few times in the past weeks why I think is important to present these forms of sonic (but not only audio) explorations. One of the reasons why I think is important to pay attention to this kind of activity is that hacking and circuit-bending – like exploring – are the glitchy metaphors resonating with John Cage’s invitation to embrace the noise and the silence, while fostering to consider and to explore “different” connections, real and dreamed circuits, and to imagine, create and discover something new, maybe even unexpected. More importantly though, that means to re-enfranchise ourselves (I mean everybody) to a more proactive kind of “productivity”; one that privilege exploration over consumerism, action and critical modes of thought over apathy, playfulness over assertive monologues.
Enjoy the Cabaret!