“Music for (prepared) Bicycles”- a private pre-view

There will be a private screening of an on-going project by a friend and wonderful artist Caecilia Tripp at the Anthology Film Archives.  

«Music for (prepared) Bicycles» (after John Cage & Marcel Duchamp) is a participatory performance project in process by Caecilia Tripp celebrating the 100th Birthday of John Cage in the streets. To create her score, and film, the artist made a sonic bicycle, like a moving instrument, spiked with electric guitar strings, capturing street sounds, and sounds of strings hitting playing cards, as it is performed trilling through places of affect within the city. This project in process alters Cage’s “prepared piano” into three sonic bicycle processions, a ”music of change” thriving through three global metropoles (Bombay/ New York/ Cape Town) as the bondage of a freed geography, beyond all boundaries.

Score Two of “Music for (prepared) Bicycles” was produced in New York in collaboration with the Schwinn Bike Club, a Puerto Rican bicycle club. The sonic bicycle procession took place in Brooklyn, Spanish Harlem and to the Bronx, tracing the history of Young Lords Civil Rights Movement.

It was co-produced by Quancard Contemporary Art, CaribBEING & Rattapallax Films NY.
The project was made possible by an artist residency at Brooklyn College supported by the Cultural Services of the French Embassy.

There will be a Q&A after the screening with the artist, her collaborates and I will be chiming in here and there.

For details, please click here.

Image courtesy: Quancard and the artist

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