circuit bending

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circuit bending (uncountable)

  1. The creative short-circuiting of electronic devices such as children's toys and small digital synthesizers in order to create new musical or visual instruments.
    • 2014, William Forde Thompson, Music in the Social and Behavioral Sciences: An Encyclopedia
      Some music, such as electronic dance music, is completely produced electronically and new practices have developed such as live coding, circuit bending, and chipmusic.