Originally constructed in June 1995
as a side instrument for The Lyle and Sparkleface Band, the bikelophone
has evolved into a palette of sonic exploration.
pickups attached to amplify the sound, anything connected to the
bike becomes amplified. The current configuration includes - bass
strings, scrap wood and metal, metal bowls, telephone bells, a mechanical
foot pedal and a touch sensitive tone generator.
produces sounds ranging from tranquil bliss to cacophonic terror. Using a loop-based recording system and outboard
signal processors (reverbs, delays, pitch shifts, etc.), sound compositions
are built in layers.
These compositions become the foundation for additional
solo meanderings using - vocals, tone generators, plastic wind instruments,
or anything that makes a sound. Visit the inventor of the Bikelophone's
website for more sounds and info.