The Summer Pedalling Games
05 Sep 2015 – 06 Sep 2015
London, United Kingdom
The Bicrophonic Research Institute (BRI) is an association that makes music and audio landscapes to be triggered and played by you the cyclist. Not an app and free of the internet, it creates an outdoor listening experience for all, the antithesis of headphones.
Through ten years of international projects, BRI has developed the sonic bike whose music changes depending on where and how fast the cyclist goes through a pair of bike-mounted speakers and bespoke software to GPS system, the cyclist becoming performer and passers by audience.
Launched as an association in 2014, the BRI works collectively from a London lab creating open source hard and software applications whilst facilitating the growth of independent sonic cycling hubs worldwide. Currently these BRIhubs are active in Finland, Houston and Brussels.
The BRI therefore advises, inspires and runs workshops worldwide collaborating with local communities to design and build their own sonic bikes, tech systems and and music.
BRI artists and coders have interdisciplinary expertise with all age ranges and abilities, able to design with children or deliver lectures at cutting edge conference, industry or community centres. Audio awareness, listening and music making across all genres and abilities is encouraged and supported.
The sonic bike can be a musical instrument. A portable stage, a game player, a doorway to listening and looking that creates good health. The bike itself can also be developed for any kind of cyclist or non cyclist.
BRI research opens doors for makers and users. It invites participation across skills and seeks to share and grow its practice.