Bicycle Music

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20131109 (BBC7)

Graeme Fife discovers the musical landscape inspired by cycling.

Graeme Fife discovers the musical landscape inspired by cycling, with enthusiasts Dervla Murphy and Alan Bennett.

From 2003.

Ever since the bicycle was unveiled at the Paris exhibition of 1867, it has inspired music of all sorts, from the earliest classic Daisy Daisy, to saucy songs by Betty Bolton, or the Bicycle Aria in the Opera 'Fedora', from Mungo Jerry 'Riding Along On A Push Bike, Honey', up to the computer music of Kraftwerk.

Cyclists and writers Alan Bennett and Dervla Murphy, and sportsmen and Tour De France riders Mandy Jones and Brian Robson are among those who talk to cyclist Graeme Fife about the music the bike has inspired and the music of the machine itself - the rhythms, the sound of the tyres and the lesser-known fact that the spokes need to be musically in tune.

2003071520031201
20110108 (BBC7)
20110109 (BBC7)
20110917 (BBC7)
20110918 (BBC7)
20131109 (BBC7)

Graeme Fife discovers the musical landscape inspired by cycling, with enthusiasts Dervla Murphy and Alan Bennett.

From 2003.

Graeme Fife discovers the musical landscape inspired by cycling.

Ever since the bicycle was unveiled at the Paris exhibition of 1867, it has inspired music of all sorts, from the earliest classic Daisy Daisy, to saucy songs by Betty Bolton, or the Bicycle Aria in the Opera 'Fedora', from Mungo Jerry 'Riding Along On A Push Bike, Honey', up to the computer music of Kraftwerk.

Cyclists and writers Alan Bennett and Dervla Murphy, and sportsmen and Tour De France riders Mandy Jones and Brian Robson are among those who talk to cyclist Graeme Fife about the music the bike has inspired and the music of the machine itself - the rhythms, the sound of the tyres and the lesser-known fact that the spokes need to be musically in tune.