Steamy goings on in a main street shop window

Murdabike's Rachel Blackburn (above) pedals her way through a song...
Murdabike's Rachel Blackburn (above) pedals her way through a song...
The Dunedin Fringe Festival's Black Box has seen its share of odd activities, but the shop window performance space in George St is also something of an unusual stage for performers.

What Murdabike's Rachel Blackburn described as the ''quite trancey, multiple drum machines and synthesisers, electronic'' act found the window ''steamy''.

''It got really steamy - a bit of a goldfish bowl effect really.''

''It was great to see people walking by with all different reactions - it was really great.

''Lots of smiling faces, definitely, and some kind of confused faces as well.''

... with Jason Aldridge (aka ISO 12). PHOTOS: GREGOR RICHARDSON
... with Jason Aldridge (aka ISO 12). PHOTOS: GREGOR RICHARDSON
Blackburn said the Dunedin-based Murdabike had been going for about 10 years, performing locally, as well as in Wellington and Auckland.

Yesterday's act involved ''something special for the Fringe'' - using an exercycle to power or ''trigger'' the synthesizer.

''It's a bit of a novelty pedalling the bike and affecting the synthesizer at the same time,'' Blackburn said.

''A bit of a gimmick and a bit of fun.''

 

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