Strange Attractor and Disinformation performed “Circuit Blasting” and “National Grid” for the AV Festival, at the invitation of The Centre for Life, Newcastle, 5 March 2008. Video shot by Poulomi Desai, special thanks to Ian Simmons. This video features a brief extract from the “Circuit Blasting” show (filmed in darkness). The “National Grid” footage can be seen here…
Like a kind of Turing Test for electronic music fans, “Circuit Blasting” is a form of Autodestructive art performance and parody of the Circuit Bending music genre, which, instead of using subtle, intricate and delicate rewiring of electronic musical instruments to create novel forms of experimental music, cuts right to the chase and simply gives the instruments 30,000 to 40,000 electric shocks instead, triggering all kinds of spontaneous “generative” music. The Guardian journalist Ben Goldacre described “Circuit Blasting” as like “extreme sports Circuit Bending”.
The “Circuit Blasting” CD is released by Adaadat Records.