2020 – !BANG!




!BANG! is an interactive, percussive experience full of sound reactive lights and flame effects. A tower of drums is there for anybody and everybody to BANG. A blinky shiny tree full of cowbells to play. A Glockenspiel made of pot lids to make music on. Stages to dance on. A slate of DJs to dance to. Karaoke to sing to. Come play with us. OH it has very large flame effects and and it’s really noisy.

Will it need power?


If it will need power, what is your power plan?

We will provide our own inverter generator.

Does the piece incorporate flame effects, moveable pieces, and/or is it climbable?


If it does incorporate flame effects, moveable pieces, and/or is climbable what is your safety plan? [(Note: if flame effects are used, your project will be subject to inspection by the Burnable Art Lead, who has final say if your project will burn during the event).]

!BANG! has flame effects and is very climbable. Safety plan is uploaded in space available for pictures.

Have you completed any other large scale art projects? (In this media? Where and when? How did the project go? Do you have pictures or recordings?)

!BANG! has brought percussive art of similar size and scale to Freezerburn, Myschievia, Lakes of Fire, Figment and twice to Burning Man. In addition, our team members have brought large art projects to many regional burns. The art car Decotoro, created by 5 of our team members, has been Licensed at Burning Man as well as being accepted into the Houston Art Car Show. .Spindra, Texas Rain, Connection Cafe, The Hatchery, Tourist Camp, Heart Beeps, Duck Roaster, Fire Flowers, Cowbell Tree and Decotoro are just a few of the individual projects created by our team.

How much money do you need? (Up to $575) We are looking for a thorough itemized budget and the amount of grant money you are requesting.Please include a reasonably researched estimate of the cost of the materials you expect to need.

!BANG! is asking for the full $575.All items included here are consumables that either will be spent getting to and from the event (gasoline), spent during the event (propane), spent for new additional art (frame for new Pot Lid Glock), or replacing consumables ( event goers have broken drum heads and sticks at an alarming rate). Gasoline – 200 mile trip two ways at 9 miles to a gallon hauling a trailer at $2.50/gallon 400 /9 = 44.44 x 2.50/gallon=$111 travel Propane- 23.6 gallons (100#)/night x 3 nights = 70.8 gal x $3/gal = $212.40 propane A frame for Pot Lid Glock= $64 Drum heads @approx $1 / square inch. 2 2.5″in diameter=@6.25 x 2= $12.50 Bass drum head – $80 Snare drum head – $65 Drumsticks @ $10/pr. $10 x 10 = $100 TOTAL drums $257.50 111 + 212.40 + 64 + 257.50= $644.90

If you want to upload something for the budget you can do that here:

What is your timeline detailing the planning, creation, installment, and removal of your project?

!BANG! is a framework project that is always in flux with new art and peripherals being added at each appearance. Currently, the Pot Lid Glock is being constructed and is on track to be completed before March 14. We are currently determining the best way to use our funds to replace broken drum heads and sticks. Our past experiences have enabled our team to erect the tower and tune the drums in about 5 hours and approximately 5 hours for our team to deconstruct the piece and to moop the area.

Optional but encouraged: detailed drawings, CAD files/SketchUp documents, sketches, or other graphic illustrations of your creative concept.

We would like the artists to give community workshops outside of Flipside. Do you think you have a workshop idea that could be provided to the community? If so, please tell us what it is.

Being located in DFW limits our abilities to give workshops in Austin. We do however, have trained drummers that give basic drumming workshops during the event. RE: the question below, we might be able to bring a scaled down version (!BANG LITE!)? to the Ignition Filter.

By applying for this grant you agree that if given the funds you plan to:

Work to compete your project by Flipside, Save and provide receipts of materials greater than or equal to grant amount by 07/25/20. If you do not provide this information you be disqualified from receiving a grant in the future., Complete a follow up report so we can learn

You may upload photos/recording of past projects here *You must have a Google account to do so.


We will be having the 2021 Ignition Philter fundraiser after the fall town hall (usually held in late September/ early October.) Would you be willing to bring the piece back for that event?


Have you received funding from any other entity or regional for this piece previously? If so, who and how much?