DESCRIPTION

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.

Reviews

"Chock full of joy, 'Cycle Sonic' burns brightly with the fires of imagination and ingenuity" - PITTSBURGH POST-GAZETTE

"SQUONK OPERA ROCKS THE ARTS FESTIVAL" - PITTSBURGH POST-GAZETTE

"Combining adventuresome art-rock with surrealist stagecraft" - Pittsburgh City Paper

"easily the most interesting and creative performances of the whole festival" - Steep In

Videos

TOURING

Upcoming Dates

Artosphere Festival
Walton Arts Center in NW Arkansas
May 13 & 14, 2017

Matrix: Midland
Midland Center for the Arts

Midland, MI
June 3, 2017

Mid-Summer Fantasy
Norfolk, VA
July 29, 2017

 

Touring history

Capitol Center for the Arts
Concord, NH

Light City
Baltimore, MD

Thrival Innovation+Music Festival
Pittsburgh, PA

Wheeling Arts & Culture Fest
Wheeling, WV

Dollar Bank Three Rivers Arts Festival
Pittsburgh, PA

Photos

Photos by John Altdorfer, Emily O'Donnell, and Renee Rosensteel

Downloads

For downloadable publicity photos, contact Jackie Dempsey

ARTISTS

ARTISTIC DIRECTORS
Steve O’Hearn & Jackie Dempsey

BAND
Keyboards
Jackie Dempsey

Drums
Kevin Kornicki

Bagpipes & Wind Synth
Steve O’Hearn

Electric Guitar
David Wallace

Bass
Nathan Wilson

BIKERS & RUN CREW
Chris Barker
Daniel Callery
Nick Darke
Todd Nonn
Sean Sullivan
Forrest Trimble

PRODUCTION TEAM
Music
Jackie Dempsey with the Squonkers

Design & Staging
Steve O’Hearn

Show Development
Steve O’Hearn, Jackie Dempsey, David Wallace & Todd Nonn

Technical Direction
Todd Nonn

Bike Fabrication
Michael Brown
Michael Redmond

Costume Design
Kari Kramer

Graphic Design
David Wallace

Stage Direction
Rick Kemp

Sound System Design
George Powell
Sean Sullivan

Painting & Sculpting
Chris Letzelter
Jennifer Kirkpatrick

Production Assistants
Heidi Nagle
Nick Wilson

Set & Prop Artists
Lucas Blanchard-Glueckert
Daniel Callery
Nick Darke
Karl Jacobson
Will McGilvray
Randy Nickerson
Logan Randolph
Andy Schilling
Venise St. Pierre
Sean Sullivan
Devin Seman
Spencer Thomas
TolinFX
Forrest Trimble
Dominic Vaccarelli

VIDEO TEAM
Director of Photography & Editor
Kevin Jacobsen

Camera Operator
Greg Harriott

Producer
Luke Geissbuhler

Camera Assistant
Buzz Miller

Sound Mixing & Mastering
Kevin Kornicki

Behind the Scenes Video
Rachael Hower

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.