Beic is a pedal-powered performance piece using music technology to play two bicycles like musical instruments, striking different parts of the frames, bells, spokes or sprockets. Their wheels, chains and gears can also be spun, braked and changed. Digitally manipulated by performers to generate different tones and textures, as well as use of the human voice, multi-timbral pieces are created, with lyrics exploring themes such as travel, Welsh roads and bike routes.
Commissioned by Articulture and the Dance Consortium for Wales.
- Who: Gwilym Morus
- Website: www.welshmythology.com