Tacoma Narrows Bridge

When I took the field recording at the narrows bridge it wasn’t exactly sleep inducing. The coal trains were running underneath, the sound of the cars going over the bridge end was loud and obnoxious, and some dude rode what looked like a razor scooter with a lawnmower engine attached by. I had the idea to change this raucous soundscape into something more mellow so I transcribed those three elements, the cars taking the longest. Had I had more time I would have also transcribed the big trucks passing too, (maybe I’ll return to it later). I slowly add in all the elements until it’s completely electronic, and randomized. The second half I played a couple things that continuously slowed down while I added notes halfway in between the slowed notes.

painted by my mom

painted by my mom

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Cooper Schlegel