Chicago Underground Film Festival
Cyclene is an experimental collective & Chicago-based label led by Eric Bertrand. Artists on the label include Validine Chronus,Liquid Maus, The Frankenstein Radio Controls, Bubblegone, Verzerren, The Elijah Uhlman Workshop, Tapedeck, 8Bit Porno, the Sleuths, Comorevi-ButteR fLy, Dingo & others. Cyclene site

Dingo, the improvisational electronic duo of Michael Brown & Eric Bertrand, sample field recordings, tape, vinyl, acoustic and 'circuit bent' instruments. These sounds are digitally processed & output to a mixer, re-sampled & reprocessed -creating an ever-changing soundscape.

Verzerren vs. Bubblegone [Michigan] add an improvisational video element to their sound shows. Joe Bauer (Verzerren) is part of the Data Regeneration Project, a group that develops software, web art, & audio + video works. Jason Engling (Bubblegone) runs "Individual Deconstruction," a visual art & experimental music event.

"Circuit-bending is an electronic art which implements creative audio short-circuiting. This renegade path of electrons represents a catalytic force capable of exploding new experimental musical forms forward at a velocity previously unknown." Reed Ghazala.