Stephen Meierding’s entry into the “Bike Shorts” film competition features bikes as creative musical instruments.
From Brian Eno to Autechre, musicians have long used found objects to create sounds for songs. Hell, one of the greatest records of all time, the Beach Boys’ Pet Sounds, has a song (“You Still Believe In Me”) featuring bike bells and horns. But this we’ve never seen.
In “Bicycle Sounds,” a short film from photographer Stephen Meierding we watch and listen to an intricate arrangement of beats created using only moving bike parts. Okay, so maybe “music” isn’t the correct term here. But the film is totally mesmerizing. Definitely worth a watch.