Rui Pereira


blending bicycles, 'piano mecanique' and 808s.

New Interfaces for Musical Expression

VeloDrum is an human-powered sequencer, a musical instrument (from the infra-instruments family) based on a fine mixture of a bicycle, a 'piano mecanique' and a roland 808. This alternative interface is completely mechanic and its sound are produced acoustically with no use whatsoever of electronic devices. Most of the parts used in its construction were found in the trash and/or abandoned in the streets.