Jessica Thompson

  • SOUNDBIKE

    2005

    bicycle, microcontroller, sound chip, speakers, bike computer

    SOUNDBIKES are a series of 6 portable sound pieces 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.

    AVAILABLE | $2,500 USD | $2,900 CND