STEIM, Jonathan Reus

Bend, Craft, and Hack

2-day workshop @STEIM. Learn the art of circuit bending. Open up toys, radios, and other electronics and turn them into musical instruments.

4 Jun 2011

In this two-day workshop we will use Circuit Bending techniques to give commonplace electronic devices a new life as noise instruments that were never meant to exist. Participants will learn the basics of audio electronics hands-on, by opening up circuits and exploring how they work. A goal of the workshop is providing each participant with the necessary knowledge and practice to be able, after the workshop, to modify an electronic circuit in his/her own studio using the techniques of Circuit Bending. By the second day you will go home with a musical instrument or device that has been modified using the techniques of Circuit Bending.

The evening of the second day of the workshop will culminate with a concert by the workshop group!

Please register online no later than one week before the workshop!
Registration, more info, and teacher bios are available on the STEIM website.


Circuit Bending with Juan Matos Capote - Banner - STEIM Agent

Date: June 4 - June 5, 2011
Time: 11:00 - 18:00
Cost: €90 (includes €10 materials cost)
Location: STEIM, Achtergracht 19, Amsterdam
Teacher Speaks: English, Spanish
Maximum number of participants: 15
Reserve a spot online through the STEIM website no later than one week before the workshop!


Each attendee must bring a toy or electronic device to be modified using the techniques of Circuit Bending. The device must run on batteries at a low voltage (9 volts maximum). Flea markets and toy shops are excellent places to look for interesting sound electronics to modify (think: battery-powered radios, casio keyboards, and Furbys). Attendees will be provided with all the necessary parts and tools to disassemble and modify these devices.

No knowledge of electronics is necessary to participate in this workshop, Juan will teach you everything you need to know in order to get started modifying circuits.