Friday, October 26, 2012

Third Coast Festival Awards Get Bent

Roth Mobot was commissioned again this year to design, build, and "bend" the electronic interiors of the annual Third Coast Festival awards. Once finished, the electronics are housed in retro-styled radios fabricated at Trek Studios. Each award plays two minutes of the winner's documentary, and has a "bent" option; giving each award an interactive playability that is unique for each person examining it.
Patrick assembling electronics
Roth Mobot's Patrick McCarthy assembling the awards' electronics
TCF trophy housings
Trek Studios' custom radio-shaped housings
A spontaneous jam breaks out during a systems test at Trek Studios
2012 Third Coast Festival award winners
The winners holding their finished awards (photo by Vanessa Churchill)

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Review of Roth Mobot's Nashville Visit

Roth Mobot's Circuit Bending Workshop (photo by The Spin)
Roth Mobot Performing
The Nashville Scene printed a flattering review of Nashville's recent Circuit Benders' Ball. They mention their involvement in Roth Mobot's Introduction to Circuit Bending workshop and our later performance, as well as the performances of some of the other artists.

Be sure to check out the strip of photos at the bottom of the article. The photographer had quite an artful eye and caught the spirit of the entire day's event.