Closely related the notion of Creative Abuse, Circuit Bending involves the modification of an item of studio or domestic audio equipment that alters or subverts its intended use or behaviour. This may be for the purpose of producing a specific musical outcome, or for the purpose of producing entirely unpredictable results. Thus, Circuit Bending is a form of appropriation of technology.
See also:Creative Abuse
Bibliography: Collins, Nicolas (2006). Handmade Electronic Music: The Art of Hardware Hacking
Ghazala, Qubais Reed (2004). The Folk Music of Chance Electronics: Circuit-Bending the Modern Coconut