- Audio Recordings
- Practicing my work to get timings
- tech docs
- displaying work in arts centre
I continued to work on recording bicycle audio. I worked with multiple recording devices. Firstly I had a go2 recorder. Which was a handheld device. This did not work, the clarity of the audio was poor it was almost like using my phone again. I managed to get a marantz recorder with a Rhode Microphone.
The audio was better but it was incredibly quite. I talked to Tim about it and he said that the microphone is designed to take outside and detect sounds from far away. Not appropriate for the close work that I wanted to get.
I started using my Blue Yeti microphone which is what I use for voice overs. This worked significantly better. However I was still getting static sound so I used audacity to edit out the static and reduce noise.
Above is the audio I have that has been reuploaded. I did these after the fact as the files I originally made are lost and corrupted. But this gives you a sense of some of the audio clips I was aiming for.
I repeated disassembling and rebuilding my bicycle from start to finish multiple times to get an idea of how long it was going to take me. It took me a long time to get an idea of the list of assembly. This was changed multiple times but the list below is the sequence in which I was going to build my bicycle.
|Item No.||Section||Time (min)|
|3||Attach bike to bike stand||1|
|5||Fit Headset Bearings||2|
|7||Fit stem cap||1|
|10||Fit chainrings ?||3|
|12||Install front derailleur||2|
|13||Install rear derailleur||2|
|14||Install brake lever||3|
|15||Install break lever||3|
|16||Install break pads F ?||2|
|17||Install break pads R ?||2|
|18||Install break calliper F||2|
|19||Install break calliper R||2|
|20||Install break outer housing F||5|
|21||Install break outer housing R||5|
|22||Install gear outer housing front mech||5|
|23||Install gear outer housing rear mech||5|
|24||Pull gear cable through F||2|
|25||Pull gear cable through R||2|
|26||Pull brake cable through F||2|
|27||Pull brake cable through R||2|
|30||Fit break disc rotor R||3|
|31||Fit break discs rotor F||3|
|33||Fit inner tubes and tyres F||5|
|34||Fit in er tubes and tyres R||5|
|35||Install both wheels||2|
|36||Set up brakes F||4|
|37||Set up brakes R||4|
|39||Set up rear mech||5|
|40||Set up front mech||6|
|41||Adjust lever position on bicycle etc||2|
|42||Fit bar tape||10|
|43||Fit pannier rack||4|
Fit bottle cages
|45||Fit GPS Mount||2|
|47||Fit light F||1|
|48||Fit lights R||1|
Something that I have done as a mechanic the process of nulling looks incredibly theatrical, I think that it will be employed in my performance.
I started to look at the items on my bicycle and was thinking about how far I should disassemble certain objects. I decided that the best thing to do was leave the complex items. I have the benefit of access to technical documentation through my workplace. We use this to order spare parts. But it gives a good overview of how far you can disassemble each item.
I started contacting the arts centre about my performance. I got back the details that I would be in the theatre space so I started looking into how I could use the space. Below is the tech information I recieved. I went to visit the location in this week. I was a little concerned about how people were going to interact with the project. Would they be able to come down and walk around the space ?
I was passed from Nick to Pete, whom I called twice in this week. I discussed my project of assembling my bicycle on stage. We talked about the practicalities of lighting and what I was going to require. This was really helpful and all of my issues were answered.