The Benders Circuit

The Benders Circuit

5 Episodes

The BENDERS CIRCUIT features performing artists who use customized electronics to create unique audio-visual experiences. Encompassing experimental electronic music, circuit bending, and audio-visual performances with customized equipment, this creatively subversive underground movement is a totally original scene. Directed by Angela Izzo and Eric A Zimmerman.

The Benders Circuit
  • The Benders Circuit - Part 1: The Scene

    Episode 1

    A documentary series on the electronic audiovisual performance scene. Season 1 - Episode 1 is an introduction to the LA scene and the artists making it happen. Features circuit bending, noise, and experimental artists Pulsating Cyst, Jeff Boynton, Banetoriko, Igor Amoklian, Electronic Half Hour,...

  • The Benders Circuit - Part 2: Bent History

    Episode 2

    Features the history of the LA circuit bending and noise scene, with Igor Amokian, Andy Ben, Dr Rek, Jeff Boynton, Gerald Casale of Devo, Skyline Electric, univac, and more.

  • The Benders Circuit - Part 3: Sounds of the Future

    Episode 3

    Features underground Celebrate Everything events from 2014 and 2015. with Kron, Joy Through Noise, Twin Braids, lo grey beam, Alex Pelly, and more.

  • The Benders Circuit - Part 4: Make Some Noise

    Episode 4

    Episode 4 - Make Some Noise. What is it that attracts people to Noise? Includes a profile of LA noise venues (the) Handbag Factory, Coaxial Arts, featuring Telecaves, Rain Lucien Matheke aka Endometrium Cuntplow, Bob Bellarue, Elaine Carey aka Tonos, and more.

  • The Benders Circuit - Part 5: Electronic Renegades

    Episode 5

    The modular scene keeps expanding with a renegade outdoor event, Modular on the Spot. Popup events operate on the edge without permits, putting shows at constant risk for police shut-downs. Featuring Rodent, Bana Hafar, Mike Dobler, Derrick Baseck, Bon Harris of Nitzer Ebb, and more.