Flux Bikes is proud to present a 'solar powered sound' workshop for youth in the Chicago Park District this fall, 2013. Rob will ride the rig to a dozen city parks in order to make sustainable beats with the community. We will experiment with contact microphones and talk about renewable energy and healthy living. This program is partially supported by a grant from the Illinois Arts Council, a state agency and co-presented by Inferno Mobile Recording Studio, a park district program.
'Serenade' is an exhibition that taps into the history of chimes as tools for healing, meditation and communication. In this sound-based exhibition artists and musicians have been invited to re-think and re-structure these ancient instruments to extend their tonal and symbolic range, pushing beyond traditional scales, forms and materials. Serenade is intended both to seduce and to console anyone within earshot of Terrain Exhibitions.
Tempestt Hazel is a curator, writer and co-founder of Sixty Inches From Center, an organization that archives, promotes and collaborates with artists and arts projects across Chicago. In addition to the upcoming exhibition at Terrain Exhibitions, her upcoming projects can be seen at the Arts Incubator in Washington Park, The Salon Series Projects and the South Side Community Art Center.
Featuring: Jeff Austin, Rob Frye, Ramah Jihan Malebranche, Michael and Yhelena Hall and Stephen Lieto
These are our custom built, lightweight speaker cabs that we brought along with us on Flux Bikes tour. Weighing about 23 lbs each, and complete with real bbq grills, they are powered by a small amp housed in a cigar box, and sealed and a 12v deep-cycle battery that we charge with a 30w solar panel. (Also pictured is a Crate Taxi amp that we used for hi-end at the show in St. Louis, but that didnt come on the MO GULF tour).
Flux Bikes is hitting the road at the end February! We are riding the Katy trail in Missouri and then taking the amtrak to Austin Texas. From there we'll pedal to Houston and the Gulf Coast, ending in New Orleans, LA. We will be connecting with bike folks along this 700 mile journey and unveiling some new custom gear.