With bicycle project Volle Band I am currently doing a residency at STEIM – the legendary Amsterdam based Studio for Electro-Instrumental Music. During this residency we are working on two things:
- developing a method to measure the proximity from one bicycle to another. We are investigating a combination of Xbee modules – tiny radio frequency modules with which we did some succesful experiments – and ultrasonic sound – high frequency sound generators which one normally uses to drive mice, insects and other animals insane.
- we are working on our scooter radioplay expedition ‘Dus Niet Brommen’, which we will present at the Urban Explorers Festival in collaboration with art initiative Noordkaap. During this scooter expedition the audience is riding along with 10 brave, young scooter guides. Sitting at the back of these scooters they listen to a radioplay which is being broadcasted live from the central radio scooter (recognizable by its huge antenna). In this radioplay the sounds and movements of the scooters influence the various sounds of the radioplay. Using piezo’s, FM transmitters and computers with wifi connections on the scooters the scooter sounds are transferred to the central radio scooter. Sitting at the back of this central scooter I mix and adapt the sounds to the various locations and send them into the ether.