Flingle Flangle is a new solo work for Machine-assembled Dislocation (MAD). MAD is a hybrid computer-instrument that extends an electric guitar via two Nintendo “Wii Remotes”, a Keith McMillan SoftStep, and a Boardweevil by Bugbrand. From this composer/performer’s perspective, the presence of effort and struggle remain a useful indicator of liveness in any performance scenario. The aim is to imbue MAD, through performance, with a sense of agency, so it may appear to resist and query the actions of its performers in a role similar to that of the coyote in Joseph Beuys’ I Like America and America Likes Me. The overall goal is to balance human expressivity and the creative possibility of technologic resistance through the exploratory use of a variety of interfaces.