Wheels gathers the city’s seasoned and casual cyclists to perform a new piece for bicycle bells by composer Nissim Schaul.
Using technology developed by Merche Blasco, and taking advantage of the loops in southern Prospect Park’s bike paths, riders will travel in groups through Prospect Park, following a score transmitted from the lead bike via a special helmet pre-programmed with lights that cue bicycle bells of different pitches. The groups will come together and split up, performing music that is at once stand-alone and complementary, creating concentric circles of sound and echo.
Bicycle bells will be distributed to the first 50 participants at the beginning of the parade.
Illustration Credit: Irene Rinaldi