5th Annual Moog Circuit Bending Challenge Finalists

Congratulations and thank you to everyone who entered the 5th Annual Moog Circuit Bending Competition. This year's entries were truly mind blowing. They showed a level of technical prowess, divergent thinking, and innovation that was quite phenomenal. It was thrilling watching all of the submission videos, and we would like to thank all of those who participated, and for your great effort each entrant will receive a Moog Merch Package.

Circuit-bending is a chance art form pioneered by Reed Gazala in 1966. It combines art, 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. This year, Moog’s circuit bending challenge was to take a battery powered device and circuit bend it into an instrument capable of creating new and unique sounds.

From all the entries three finalists have been selected to attend Moogfest where an overall winner will be chosen.

The competition this year was some of the best we've ever had, and it took an intense amount of debate to determine who would be chosen this year. But when all is said and done, three stood above the rest, here are this year's finalists.

Mike Tewz - BAD OP3RATOR

Mike Sisk - Yamaha PSS-140 Custom

Vola Noisy Stuff - V -System Sequencer

We would like to thank all of the inspired minds behind this year's entries for all of their hard work.

Here are the rest of this year's entrees for your enjoyment.

Alec Smecher - Nielsen Speaker

Peter Churchyard - "Stuart"

George Gleixner - Casio MT-55 Custom

ISOTROPOSPHERE - Barbie Kareoke Custom

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