Dmitry Morozov: Circuit bending – art of creating by tearing apart
23-26 October, 2009 the third session of the international project «Acoustic diagnosis» with the participation of musician Dmitry Morozov (Moscow, Russia) took place.
Dmitry Morozov is a musician, painter and inventor of strangely sounding devices. He graduated from the Russian State Humanitarian University, majoring in «Art history». Since 2007 he’s been carrying out the ::vtol:: project, in the frames of which he creates interactive audio-visual installations, experimental electronic music and unconventional electronic musical instruments.
The basic engineering and creative principle of creation of device and music composition by Dmitry Morozov is «circuit bending», which is deliberate export of devices and microchips to unconventional operation modes, achieved by introduction of chaotic changes in electric circuits.
A range of authorial devices were out in low volume, for example «Robo synth» became the first (after the demise of the Soviet Union) serial synthesizer, delivered in Russia. Many devices were done to order for well-known national and international sound artists.
Apart from invention of self-made synthesizers and carrying of performances, Dmitry Morozov also produces interactive sound installations, transferring his engineering and sound research in the sphere of contemporary science and media art.
Within the last few years the artist participated in various international festivals of electronic music and contemporary art: «The Sound and the Fury», «MiGz», «ABRACADABRA», «Poetronica», «Art-Zavod», etc.
23 October, Ukrop ( «Dill») club. The lecture «Circuit-bending – art of creating by tearing apart» by Dmitry Morozov was held; basic principles, aesthetics and philosophy of audio hacking were given a coverage during it.
Within next two days Dmitry Morozov has taught a master-class about creation of self-made sound devices for Kaliningrad audio artists, as the result of which was a joint performance of master-class participants at the Ukrop ( «Dill») club.