SOUNDBIKE

Jessica Thompson

Festivals: M:ST 4.5.

SOUNDBIKE is a portable sound piece that use motion-based mini-generators mounted to an ordinary bicycle to broadcast the sound of laughter as the bike is pedaled through the urban environment. The laughter is generated by playing sequences of short source clips that start when the bike reaches a cruising speed, and then responds to the bike’s velocity. When the piece is engaged, the rider simultaneously occupies the role of controller, performer and audience, creating a mobile performative broadcast that adds a human counterpoint to the acoustic ecology of the city.