Soundscapes, sonifications and compositions by staff & students at UWE and CCRI

Bristol Suspension Bridge

Suspension Bridge by Louis Tompkins, 2010
Excerpt of longer field recordings, 2:20 mins
By attaching contact microphones to Bristol's suspension bridge, Tompkins managed to record some of the internal bridge resonances. The microphones translate the vibrations caused by wind, walking, and car traffic into sound frequencies, revealing a usually inaudible musicality of the bridge structure.