Alpha-Bit is an evolving group of visual, performance and sound artists from the lower Hudson area who use scratch built electronic and circuit bent instruments in their performances. Approaching the ideas of noise as an aural parallel to the visual experience of a Pollack painting, Alpha-Bit explores the textures and nuances that become available when audio is both freed from and juxtaposed against the fixed structure of rhythm and melody. Their constantly growing and evolving collection of available sound generating devices currently includes individually crafted instruments that utilize creative and expressive interfaces, such as a rhythmic oscillator that is controlled through the pulsing of a strobe light, and vintage circuit bent instruments, like the Radio Shack Spell&Learn and the Yamaha DD6 digital drum. Special for this Bent Fest performance, one of the members is working on creating a light/sound reactive unitard. This is not to be missed!