Cycle of Songs: 'Why We Ride'
Composer: Kirsty Martin for the Cycle of Songs Choir Lyrics: Based on Hollie McNish's poem 'Why We Ride' and adapted by Inja Maker
Location: This piece and it's historical context are closely linked with the area of Regent Street, Cambridge.
Historical Context: To find out more about the history that has inspired this composition and it's lyrics you can visit http://historyworks.tv/news/2014/03/13/cycle-of-songs/#howes-sons-bicycle-shop
About the Project:
Cycle of Songs is an Arts Council England funded project commissioned by Cambridge City Council, devised by the award winning Pilot Theatre and Historyworks to mark the Tour de France visit to Cambridge on 7 July 2014.
This project will showcase and celebrate the talent and diversity of Cambridge and will include many local people of all ages sharing their voice and celebrating the city in song. All are welcome!
Nine pieces are commissioned from a wide range of composers & poets, inspired by historical research & based using words from original sources of fascinating & quirky stories at iconic locations along the Tour's route in Cambridge.
The songs will all be performed by local choirs, musicians and poets to make a free app for Cambridge to leave a lasting digital legacy.
For more information visit http://cycleofsongs.com