Cycle Sonic celebrates bicycles with human-powered stages, propelled by our original chamber rock music…and our own legs!
Sprouting bulb-horns and whirligigs, whistles and bells, these parade floats become instruments of music through the swirl and thump of wheel and pedal. A pageant of double-decker bike-stages creates a merry Cycle Sonic ruckus.
Giant, animated bikers circle the audience, with backdrops of undulating flags and 20-foot legs pumping with the rhythm of sustainable power. With no carbon footprint, Cycle Sonic combines the thrill of a live concert with the world of everyday transit.
Created in 2016.
Visit our Store to purchase a DVD of the live show or an official Squonk Cycling Cap.
April 7 & 8, 2017
Capitol Center for the Arts
May 6, 2017
Walton Arts Center in NW Arkansas
May 13 & 14, 2017
Cedar Falls, IA
August 19, 2017
Thrival Innovation+Music Festival
Wheeling Arts & Culture Fest
Dollar Bank Three Rivers Arts Festival
Photos by John Altdorfer, Emily O'Donnell, and Renee Rosensteel
For downloadable publicity photos, contact Jackie Dempsey
Steve O’Hearn & Jackie Dempsey
Bagpipes & Wind Synth
BIKERS & RUN CREW
Jackie Dempsey with the Squonkers
Design & Staging
Steve O’Hearn, Jackie Dempsey, David Wallace & Todd Nonn
Sound System Design
Painting & Sculpting
Set & Prop Artists
Venise St. Pierre
Director of Photography & Editor
Sound Mixing & Mastering
Behind the Scenes Video
Steve and Jackie would like to acknowledge everyone involved in this production for their creative contributions, especially the Squonk musicians for adding their own individual flavor to the music, and the designers, builders and technicians who added detail and richness to the production.