Saturday, December 16, 2006

Nutcracker Ala Bikes

Spreading cheery winter holiday spirit using bicycle sounds, Flip Baber, aka Johnnyrandom, produced a musical composition for Specialized Bicycle Components, exclusively from the sounds made of mountain and road bike parts. It's wild!

The song is from the Tchaikovsky score, "Nutcracker Suite", titled "Dance of The Sugar Plum Fairy"(original lyrics and music).


According to "Create Digital Music", here is the breakdown of which bicycle parts created which sound effects:

Glockenspiel - spokes
Clarinet - spokes
Cello - plucked derailleur cables
Violin - plucked derailleur cables
Pizzicatos - plucked derailleur cables
Triangle - disc brake hit
Percussion - shifting, coasting, finger over turning spokes, chain pulls, braking, clipping into pedals, back-spinning, air out of tires.
Recommended Links:
- Cycle Santa Monica! community forum


Mark said...

how can I download that? I LOVE it!

Anonymous said...


I think Specialized will be featuring it as a download on their website soon. Glad you like the track!


Jerry said...

anyone know what the story is about a video version of this song?

Anonymous said...

that song might make a good cell phone ringtone... at least during the holidays.

Anonymous said...

This is brilliant. A friend sent to a bunch of friends, and now my friends and relatives are doing the same! My aunt, who teaches harp, loves it and sent it to all her students.

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