Piece Comment

Review of Riverside Drive

When I lived in Brooklyn, one of my favorite places to walk was down by the old Brooklyn Navy Yard where overgrown parks and crumbling brick buildings and rusting iron gates just sit there waiting for life to come back to them.

This piece is interesting. It kind of remindes me of that sense of wandering around somewhere and stumbling upon a park or road that you didn't know existed.

On an artistic level this piece stands up great. As a feature....I wanted to hear more. I think it could have easily carried another minute. the bridge from the water sounds to the guy talking was somewhat confusing. Then, once he started I wanted him to talk more, his accent was wonderful.

This piece could serve as a short drop in for a show dealing with community development, local memory, urban soundscapes...etc.