New Traffic Patterns
The Pennsylvania Turnpike is under constant construction. One sign commonly used is, "Caution: New Traffic Patterns Ahead." Hmmm... Arenít there always new traffic patterns ahead? This programmatic piece is built around the text of this sign. The sounds are primarily various types of granulation used to convey the gritty noisy environment of speeding through construction zones on a hot day in an unairconditioned car. "New Traffic Patterns" is part one of my Road Work series.
Recording: LARVA04: Life After College
Broadcast: art@radio, University of Maryland Baltimore County, 2003