We (Jason and Eric) are embarking upon a tandem bicycle trip this summer (June 1-July 31) from Raleigh, NC - New Orleans, LA in the hopes of finding, experiencing, and representing notions of interdependence and interconnectedness which bonds us all together as human beings. This rolling musical love machine seeks to catalyze the public sphere through the powers of music, motion, and storytelling. Music as a language possesses immense power, and we cherish its ability to foster raw and intimate moments among people. This project serves as a grassroots initiative intended to break barriers which prevent and deter us from fostering genuine connections with peoples of all walks of life. We hope that this project may stand as an example of the potential which exists within us: to pursue genuine connections with every and all humans through whatever vehicle they see fit. For us specifically, making music is that vehicle. We will be traveling with our instruments and all of the recording equipment necessary to produce recorded music as well.
We intend to seek out predominantly people and communities experiencing poverty and/or homelessness, searching for people who enjoy playing music. We are especially stoked to seek out individuals or collectives who possess unrecorded, original music, or those who would like to write and record original music with us. We hope to record and produce independent artists who do not possess the financial means to produce their own music, and release songs on our website (intandemwithchange.org -- we're still in the process of tweaking the website before the trip commences). In addition, we will be producing a film piece, documenting our experiences over the course of the summer. We believe that everyone deserves an opportunity to speak their passions and convictions to someone who is truly listening, and we hope that the medium of film and recorded sound will provide people who have been stripped of their public voice an opportunity to express themselves to a wider audience. On a less serious note, we also believe that the level of shenanigans we are bound to experience over the course of two months, traveling 1,562 miles on a tandem bicycle will be worth watching. Thank you so much for your support. We all stand in tandem with change. Peace.
Please follow our journey at intandemwithchange.org or follow us on Instagram @twoboysonebike