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Dallas Simpson - Railway Footbridge Improvisation For One Adult And Two Children FLAC album

Performer: Dallas Simpson
Genre: Audio recording
Title: Railway Footbridge Improvisation For One Adult And Two Children
Released: 2018
Style: Field Recording
FLAC version ZIP size: 1310 mb
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Rating: 4.8
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A footbridge (also a pedestrian bridge, pedestrian overpass, or pedestrian overcrossing) is a bridge designed solely for pedestrians. Bridges range from stepping stones–possibly the earliest man-made structure to "bridge" water–to elaborate steel structures.

1st Movement - Extensive improvisation with hands and feet, including some thrown stones. 2nd Movement – improv with found plant stem and damp Teasel head, then using two had held stones with dry Teasel plant, Burdock and extensive work with blackberry thorns. 3rd Movement – down the slope into the Hawthorn Grove, extensive improv using hand held stones on twigs and thorns growing on the trees, subtly moving onto Ivy cladding some Hawthorn trees at the end of the movement. The Phases and Movements flow into each other and there is no clear demarcation. Optimized for headphone listening.

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Simpson went on to have two children with Nicole Brown, whom he married in 1985. Their oldest, Sydney, is now 33 and graduated from Boston University in 2010 with a degree in sociology. She was spotted in St. Petersburg, Florida, in 2016, where she keeps a very private life. The youngest Simpson is Justin, 30, now a successful real estate agent based in south Florida. Simpson currently lives in Las Vegas, Nevada. Two days before the 25th anniversary of the murders of his ex-wife Nicole Brown Simpson and her friend Ron Goldman, Simpson told the AP that the slayings are "the subject I will never revisit again. We don't need to go back and relive the worst day of our lives," he said. My family and I have moved on to what we call the 'no negative zone. We focus on the positives.

Two of the steel spans can be raised independently or together, forming the shape of a butterfly. Where: Purmerend, Netherlands Completed: 2006 Designer: NEXT Architects. Located in the city of Purmerend and designed by NEXT Architects, the Melkwegbridge separates pedestrians and cyclists on two levels. An archway of steps curves above the lower deck, which can split to accommodate boats traveling on the Noordhollandsch Kanaal. With its lightning-bolt shape, the Pedro e Inês footbridge in Coimbra appears to stop in midair. The 900-foot expanse was designed by Balmond Studio and features a balustrade of colorful glass. The bridge’s name-and the inspiration for its design-comes from a pair of star-crossed Portuguese lovers from the 14th century.


1 First Movement 18:04
2 Second Movement 14:43


  • Layout – Neta*


This work was created as a result of both joining a local walking group, the Netherfield Strollers and inspiration from an environmental improvisation workshop that was conducted at Hull University earlier this year as part of their Sound + Environment 2017 conference.

A walk with the Strollers earlier in the year introduced me to Carol and her two grandchildren, Eben and Finlay . During our walk we crossed over a railway footbridge and then followed a footpath where I introduced the children to some simple sound making using a found stick and the railway boundary metal fence, then blowing ‘cawing’ sounds using our thumbs and a blade of grass. They loved it. And so the seeds of a freeform intuitive environmental improvisation were sown using both a prepared environment and found sound objects in the manner of the Hull Workshop at the location of the railway footbridge we discovered on the walk. This would feature Eben, Finlay and myself as freeform performers / improvisers.

As preparation for the performance I visited some of the houses adjacent to the footbridge to warn them of our activities at night just in case they may be disturbed by our soundings. The response varied from mild hostility, to curiosity, to support and even one couple asking if they could join in! I replied that they were most welcome.

Having obtained permissions from their mother Nicola, we gathered on the 9th December 2017 first at my house for a bit of instruction in making sounds with the objects I was preparing the location with (Aluminium Searchlight Mirror, 4 inch Fired Brass Gun Shell, Bull Roarer, various Plastic Pipes of different widths and lengths, Gong Beater, Long Thin Spring and a few other sundry items.) Following this brief instruction we went to the location in the dark at about 7:30pm and after placing the sound objects to prepare the location, we had a few moments silence, then made a short walk in to the start of our improvisation.

The performance consisted of two Movements:

First Movement: Outward (Practise, Vox ad-lib) Joyous.

Second Movement: Return (Performance, Vox tacit) More Meditative.

I was struck by the zeal and enthusiasm of the two children. They followed my example and were soon experimenting and making their own sonic discoveries. Found sound objects included the structural metalwork of the bridge itself, the metal fencing and lamp posts. Other found items included various pieces of discarded litter, drinks cans, plastic bags, drinking straws, sticks, branches, leaves and stones.

The only additional instructions given were that during the Outward (Practise) we could speak if we wished, but not to speak on the Return (Performance) movement. Quite spontaneously they incorporated the ‘thumb cawing’ sounds into the Second Return (Performance) Movement and made many exciting sonic discoveries such as the ‘frog sounds’. A few passers-by were briefly present in while crossing the footbridge.


All audio was recorded binaurally and continuously as single takes using custom modified in-ear DPA4060 microphones directly into a Sound Devices 744T digital recorder.

All spatial choreography was created intuitively during the recording by dallas simpson.

Editing and minor corrective EQ was done using Cockos Reaper software.

Headphone listening is recommended for a full 3-D surround sound experience.

All photographs courtesy of Nicola.

Sincere thanks to Eben and Finlay for their inspiring participation, and to Carol and Nicola for their approval, plus supporting and helping during the preparation and performance.
Dallas Simpson, December, 2017.