Bicrophonics is about the mobility of sound, experienced and shared within a moving space, free of headphones and free of the internet. It was first explored through Matthews’ early experiments with the Radio Cycle project 2002 which inspired the making of the first sonic bike in The Marvelo Project of 2008. Original concept read more…
We at the Bicrophonic Research Institute(BRI) are exploring and developing a practice in bicrophonics. We work collectively to make site related mobile sound performances, through the making, design and development of sonic bikes. Bicrophonics can also be experienced through other kinds of mobility and we’re beginning to experiment with sonic kayaks and sonic walking.
We work with an open door policy, using open source software applications to make mobile and adaptable kits, all information of which we share online. We also run a variety of WORKSHOPS and LAB DAYS, inviting the most inspiring interdisciplinary expertise to come share and develop bicrophonics with all participants. We welcome contributions from anyone interested.
The sonic bike can be many things – a musical instrument, a portable stage, a game player, a doorway to listening and looking that creates good health – all of which can be explored to make unique experiences.
A new design of sonic bike for multiple riders that plays music to hear and feel vibrating through your body as you are pedalled through the streets.
Developing a sonic kayak with underwater sensors and hydrophones – sonifying the sounds of the water below.
Creating the new sensory bike Berlin with TU students – a sonic bike dependant on how you ride.