Bike as a musical instrument: Johnny Random – Bespoken

Composer and sound designer Johnny Random transformed his bike into a musical instrument: created without the additional use of synthesizers, samplers or drum machines, Bespoken by Johnny Random was inspired by childhood memories of riding bikes and placing cards between the spokes to hear them in the wind. But it is much more sophisticated than […]

The beauty of a woman riding a bike

I always liked the songs, movies and music videos about bikes, or those using bicycles as visual materials. Folon (meaning “in the past”) is a beautiful song from Malian artist Salif Keita. According to Wikipedia Keita is unique not only because of his reputation as the “Golden Voice of Africa” but because he has albinism […]

Jean Metzinger’s “At the Cycle-Race Track (Au Vélodrome)”, 1912

Jean Metzinger (June 24, 1883 – November 3, 1956) was a major 20th-century French painter, writer, critic, poet, and a sensitive and intelligent theoretician. Along with Pablo Picasso, Georges Braque, and Albert Gleizes, developed the art style known as Cubism. “Au Vélodrome”, also known as “At the Cycle-Race Track” and “Le cycliste”, is a painting […]