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symbolic insight productions
May 7, 2010

May 2010 has arrived and symbolic insight productions is busy finalizing details for this years fourth annual transistor electronic sound art festival, June 11, 12, 13 in Denver. The schedule will be listed in the
June newsletter and transistor website including locals blackcell, Tristraum, Bow Shock, kuxaan-sum, In Better Senses, and newly reformed experimental project, entropic advance. Headliners are Bukkha from Texas with mc Midi Kid (LA) playing dark dubstep on Friday and some of the best industrial electronics around by End.User (adnoiseam) from Belgium on Saturday. This year we welcome fire performances, burlesque, bellydance, visuals and more. Check the site for details soon.

This weekend, textures ambient showcase begins our 3rd year with live performances by JanedaPain and usA (bios+a+ic & bahiya), Sunday, May 9, 7 p.m. at Gypsy House cafe, 1279 Marion st., Denver Experience lush sonic atmospheres in mellow exotic environment. This is an all-ages mom-friendly show, so stop by and refresh your creative mind and relax.

transistor festival presents, a circuit bending workshop with JanedaPain
It will take place on Saturday, June 12 from 5 until 7 p.m. followed by an hour long performance at this years festival featuring the students newly bent items. This class is limited to 10 students and cost $30 each. Bring your own electronic instrument or toy to modify, additional supplies will be provided. This workshop will take place on the garage stage at the Old Curtis St. Bar, 2100 Curtis St. before the nights events. Please send an email to to reserve your spot now.

Yesterdays toys and discarded electronics are hacked, modified, and 'bent' (act of random short-circuiting) into low-voltage battery powered musical instruments. Experimental re-appropriated lo-fi, antique digital items for manipulation during live performances. This class explores the theory and practice of circuit bending, while challenging the students to create their own circuit bent toys to use in sound art or performance. Students learn basic electronics skills while gaining practical experience in 'Do it Yourself' (DIY) culture.

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usA enjoyed playing the first Denver Noise Fest April 30-May 1 2010 presented by swamp of pus quality media & backwards records solidifying Denver as one of the world's premiere cities for modern avant noise music.