Velophase prototype

The aim of the Velophase project was to build a mechanical sculpture that produces a constantly changing glockenspiel melody activated by the movement of a bicycle. I’ve borrowed heavily (both conceptually and melodically) from Steve Reich’s Piano Phase composition.

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The upper wheels on this bike trailer mounted prototype trigger two different two note melodies as they rotate. The wheels spin at different speeds causing the combined melody to continually alter.

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