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Re: OT:Music Concrete, literally

I supposed if they did that for an oval track, it could be a new type of looper?...then get three (or twenty) people to drive around the oval at different spaces, speeds and maybe in reverse?...

On Mon, Sep 22, 2008 at 12:10 PM, Rev Fever <revfever@ubergadget.com> wrote:



On Sep 21, 2008, at 10:26 PM, Travis Hartnett wrote:

SoCal officials to pave over music-making asphalt


LANCASTER, Calif. -- Residents of northern Los Angeles County are not grooving to this music.

Lancaster city officials said this week that they're paving over a quarter-mile strip of asphalt grooved to play the William Tell Overture when auto tires speed over it.

The road was completed this month as part of an ad campaign for Honda. It's engineered to play the overture - also known as the theme to "The Lone Ranger" - at perfect pitch for motorists driving Honda Civics at 55 mph.

But neighbors aren't amused. One says the road music sounds like a high-pitched drone. Another says it keeps him and his wife up at night.

Lancaster officials plan to pave over the grooves Tuesday.

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