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Composer Turns Bicycle Into A Musical Instrument [Video]

Composer Turns Bicycle Into A Musical Instrument [Video]

Using only sounds created with a bike, Johnnyrandom creates an entire song entitled “Bespoken.”

Ryan Gerhardt

There is beauty all around us, if only you can capture it. A truly artistic ideal taken to heart by the musical artist known as Johnnyrandom.

A self-described composer, Johnnyrandom turns everyday items into musical instruments to capture sounds that can be used to build his songs. For his musical debut, Johnnyrandom released a single entitled “Bespoken” that consists entirely of sounds generated by a bicycle. Highlighting his methodology, the song captures the sound of bike spokes that are tuned to create a melody similar to a string instrument, as well as noises from the air pump, chain, and other moving parts.

A unique approach to composition, Johnnyrandom describes his bicycle-based music “Bespoken” as,

…explor[ing] the full potential of sounds generated from bicycles and their components, transcending the role of traditional instrumentation as the accepted method for creating beautiful and thought-provoking music.

Check out the project and a sample of the song below. You can also download the entire song from iTunes and listen to more of his work on SoundCloud.

Sources: Vimeo, TreeHugger

Images: Vimeo

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