Reed Ghazala

Musical Artist


Who is Reed Ghazala?

Qubais Reed Ghazala, an American author, photographer, composer, musician and experimental instrument builder, is recognized as the "father of circuit bending," having discovered the technique in 1966, pioneered it, named it, and taught it ever since. He has built experimental instruments for many prominent musicians and media companies including Tom Waits, Peter Gabriel, King Crimson, The Rolling Stones, and MTV, among others. Ghazala's work has been covered globally in the press and can be found being taught world-wide.

Ghazala's work is held in various galleries internationally. His influence upon creative electronic design is global, having originated the planet's first "grassroots electronic art movement." Reed's work with chance art also involves studies in dye migration materials and Japanese suminagashi, as well as liquid, gel and smoke chambers, mobiles and pyrotechnics.

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on July 23, 2013


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