Grateful Dead Drummer Mickey Hart Plans on Turning Golden Gate Bridge Into Giant Wind Harp For 75th Anniversary

A huge two-day celebration is planned for May 2012 to commemorate the 75th anniversary of San Francisco’s Golden Gate Bridge. According to Leah Garchik of San Francisco Chronicle, part of the celebration will include former Grateful Dead drummer Mickey Hart creating the “sonification” of the iconic bridge into what he calls a “giant wind harp”.

Hart will use “wave forms,” the sounds of the bridge moving, as captured with devices posted all over the span, inside its structures and out, as the basis for music. Drummers will play along in “musical conversation” with those sounds.

via SFist and Leah Garchik

photo by Todd Sipes

Written by Rusty Blazenhoff

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