Rust Belt/Bayou (2009) is an aural exploration of two cities: Cleveland, Ohio, and New Orleans, Louisiana. Both cities dwell on the shores of water with global reach: Cleveland on Lake Erie, New Orleans on the Mississippi River. Both cities have seen the boom and bust of industry and population throughout their histories — past and present. Cleveland and New Orleans look remarkably different, but they have sounds in common: industry, birds, water, tourists. Rust Belt/Bayou is an interactive document of sound snapshots from both New Orleans and Cleveland.
Rust Belt/Bayou is a commission from Turbulence.org/Networked Music Review with funds from the New York State Music Fund, established by the New York State Attorney General at Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors.