Bespoken

by Johnnyrandom

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Composer Johnnyrandom breaks new ground with musical compositions made exclusively from everyday objects. His debut single, “Bespoken”, explores the full potential of sounds generated from bicycles and their components, transcending the role of traditional instrumentation as the accepted method for creating beautiful and thought-provoking music.

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released November 20, 2013
All Sounds Created, Recorded & Composed Exclusively By Playing Bicycles:

Rims - Hit With Mallets
Pedals - Spun, Hammered
Spd Cleats - Clipped In & Out
Shoes - Velcro Opened & Boa Dialed
Handlebar - Open Tubing Hit With Hands
Front Brake Calipers - Engaged & Stopped
Floor Pump - Valve Head Levered, Inflated, Deflated
Tires - Hit With Mallets, Picked, Air Valves Released & Inflated
Derailleur & Brake Cables - Tuned, Bowed, Ebowed & Picked
Disc Brake Rotors - Hit With Mallets & Rubbed Together
Rear Derailleur Pulleys - Engaged, Forward & Reversed
Saddle And Seat Post - Brushed & Finger Tapped
Chainrings - Engaged, Forward & Reversed
Brake Levers - Engaged & Released
Freehub Splines - Spun & Clicked
Spokes - Tuned, Bowed & Picked
Chain - Grazed With A Slide
Shifters - Clicked

Special Thanks To:

Bojana Jamborcic, Ana Jamborcic, Sean Hyrich, Devin Whetstone, Lisa Mishima, Shawn Hatfield, Mark Pitchford, Eben Carr, Sean Mclaughlin, Frank Aldorf, Randall Stowell, Andrea Koval, Jason Johnson, Mélanie Skriabine, Ólafur Kolbeinn Guðmundsson, Brian Kemler, Jean Sharkey, Blake Bogosian And Tim Prebble.

All Music Written, Recorded, Produced And Mixed By Johnnyrandom. Mastered By AudibleOddites. Photography By Johnnyrandom © 2013. Artwork Design By Lisa Mishima. © 2013. All Rights Reserved. Unauthorized Duplication Is A Violation Of Applicable Laws. ℗ & © 2013 Johnnyrandom.

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Johnnyrandom Barcelona, Spain

Johnnyrandom is an American composer and instrumentalist living in Barcelona, Spain who specializes in the genre of “Musique Concrète” which is a form of electroacoustic music that is made in part from acousmatic sound. His works strive to promote awareness of one’s surroundings by tuning into the intrinsic beauty produced by everyday objects. ... more

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