Short film: ‘Bespoken’ – musical composition with bicycles

The sounds of cycling are as integral to the experience as the wind across your cheeks. The buzz of a freewheel, the ding of the bell—these sounds are the inspiration for composer Johnnyrandom and his new piece “Bespoken”, in which he uses only the sounds created by his bicycle to create original music.

Afterwards, check out Johnnyrandom’s Soundcloud page for a breakdown of the individual sound elements heard throughout the piece. I bet you’ve never heard a derailleur cable with an ebow!

The piece is a great way to tune in to our next issue of Bicycle Times—the Rock ‘n’ Roll Issue. It’s due on newsstands and in mailboxes in just a few weeks. Stay tuned!

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