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Vibrator Bike make week

I’m in Nick’s workshop in Warwick. It’s massive. He makes bots and interactive flying things for Jurassic park and Star Wars and Jaguar when he’s not making sonic bike extras, so it’s a precious [...]

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Sonic Kayaks launch @ British Science Festival

After being back on the water with FoAM Kernow and Dr. Kirsty Kemp in July, we completed in August and launched two Sonic Kayaks on 5th September at The British Science Festival  in Swansea SA2 [...]

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lean to go up, slow to go loud launches mikromusik festival, Thursday 1st September

An interactive vocal piece performed from several instrumental sonic bikes, made by Kaffe and Sukander Kartadinata where the redesigned sonic bikes, aka sensory bikes, played as instruments when [...]

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Friday 15th July

A sneak preview of Evelyn Saylors piece in development last night. You can come ride the real thing tomorrow at SoundCycleGarden, pieces for bikes and plants in the Tiergarten, Berlin. 13-16.00h [...]

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Monday 18th July

Speed sensor on dynamo changing pitch, and break sensor stepping through sound of Ubahn train transformed through Pd on RPi2 made by Marcus Zepp. Yes, the new Berlin sonic bikes are inspiring the [...]

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Wednesday 13th July

The 4th bike, a Dutch Gazelle, is under the soldering iron of Sukander in Neukoln, we are in the studio connecting new boxes and speakers, and others are outside fine tuning compositions. It’s [...]

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Edgard Varèse professorship completes with SoundCycleGarden & Open Day

Kaffe’s three month professorship at TU celebrated – the NEW sensory bike revealed and available for you to ride: SoundCycleGarden pieces for bikes and plants Saturday 16th July 13.00-16.00h in [...]

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Thursday 30th June

Bicrophonic Discoveries Berlin – Kaffe Matthews in conversation at ausland Territory for experimental music, performance and art | Lychener Straße 60, 10437 Berlin A good evening at ausland where [...]

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Wednesday 29th June

Everyone is working on their compositions. Evelyn and Chiara are making GPS located pieces for the Tiergarten, and Marcus and Philipp are working with the instrumental bike(above), sprocket [...]

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sensors made roadworthy

It’s all very well installing sensors on a bike in the lab, but there’s no point doing it if they can’t withstand bumpy roads, rain, mud, cobbles and a multitude of speeds and [...]