Musical Roads That Play Melodies When Cars Drive Over

The Civic Musical Road in Lancaster, California. Photo credit: roadtrippers

A Japanese engineer by the name of Shizuo Shinoda was digging with a bulldozer when he accidentally scraped some markings into a road with its claw. Later when he drove over the markings he realized that the vibration produced in his car can be heard as a tune. In 2007, a team of engineers from the Hokkaido Industrial Research Institute refined Shinoda’s designs and built a number of “melody roads” in Japan. Continue reading »

Cyclophonica Band – A Musical Ride

A musician from the Cyclophonica band rests before a ride in Rio de Janeiro May 17, 2015. The Cyclophonica band was formed by a group of musicians riding bicycles around the city, mixing sport and culture and entertaining people on the streets, according to its founder Leonardo Fuks. (Photo by Pilar Olivares/Reuters)
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