circuit bending n. the manipulation or modification of electronics or electronic instruments, via chance short-circuiting, to create sounds or (experimental) music. Editorial Note: Reed Ghazala writes in a private note, “The addition of ‘chance’ to the definition is the key factor dividing bending from the more theory-true hacking. Bending is like Calder’s mobiles or Japanese suminagashi: dependent upon chance for its configurations.” Etymological Note: The term was coined by Qubais Reed Ghazala. (source: Double-Tongued Dictionary)

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