Making of the Mobile Music Machine

TYPE Experiential, Film, Marketing, Photography

The Mobile Music Machine is a mobile performance stage made from recycled bicycle parts. The construction of the machine was a collaborative effort, developed as a way to advocate the importance of bike culture and to showcase local music. 

The recycled bike parts and consulting were contributed by Revolutions Community Bicycle Shop, while the fabrication of the vehicle itself was done by our good friends at the National Ornamental Metal Museum. Additional fabrication provided by Yvonne Bobo Studio. The first round of musicians in 2011 were sponsored by the Downtown Memphis Commission.

The Metal Museum Team: Holly Fisher, Jim Masterson, Abraham Pardee and Logan Hirsh.
LFM & Biksploitation Team: Christopher Reyes, Sarah Fleming, Sam Dunn and Edward Valibus Philips.
Revolutions Community Bicycle Shop: Kyle Wagenschutz, Toni Michelle, and Robert.

The Making of the Mobile Music Machine film was shot by Christopher Reyes, Sarah Fleming, Edward, Phillips, Brad Phelan Sam Dun, a hand full of volunteers and edited by Christopher Reyes. The film premiered at Bikesploitation 2 (The bike and Film festival . Both the Bike and the film are part of Bikesploitation's permanent collection.

The Mobile Music Machine continues to delight fans of all ages as a pert of the Bikesploitation collection.