Gil Hodge's Marine Parkway Bridge Environmental Music, Ambisonic Recording
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If you've ever taken a few minutes to listen to environmental music the Gil Hodge's Marine Parkway Bridge which connects Brooklyn to the Queens' Rockaway barrier Island is exceptionally magical. On a steaming hot August afternoon Suzanne Morianz and I were talking about some of the sounds I like to record when she excitedly said, "the Gil Hodge's Bridge is one of the most musical sounding bridges. Cars pass on the grated surface at different pitches and speeds. Trucks make the bridge shake, the clinging and clanging are like percussion instruments. Boats pass from underneath and birds fly overhead. It's truly wonderful."
At roughly 3pm the following day we met at the center of the bridge and began recording this Ambisonic musical treat. This kind of recording is best listened to with headphones however it's almost as delightful to listen to in standard stereo. Sit back and enjoy.
Note: environmental music is naturally created within our environment either by natural occurrences such as bee's buzzing or structural ping and pangs from buildings or vehicles. In other words it's music not made by humans.