Bicrophonics is about the mobility of sound and music, 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 (2008). READ MORE…
We at the Bicrophonic Research Institute(BRI) are exploring and developing this practice of bicrophonics. We work collectively to make site related mobile sound and music performances, through the making, design and development of sonic bikes and sensory bikes on land, and sonic kayaks on water.
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, creating unique experience at every moment.
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 whilst gathering environmental data.
The Sensory Bike is a recent adaptation that transforms the Sonic Bike into an instrument to be played by the cyclist.