Update: It’s not too late if you’d like to be part of the celebration. Interested performers must be available from 12-4pm. There will be a check-in tent on the Queen Anne side of the bridge near The Nickerson Street Saloon.
Whether they intend to or not, cars and pedestrians stopped at the Fremont Bridge on Saturday will witness the opening of artist Kristen Ramirez’ public art project. “Bridge Talks Back: A Sound Artwork” is the result of her summer-long residency inside the Fremont Bridge.
Between 1-4pm, drivers waiting for the bridge to go up can expect to sit back and enjoy choreographed fanfare each time the bridge opens. One hundred performers and musicians have volunteered to be part of the celebration, and 16 different horn players will play out of the structure’s four towers. A sound collage will blast over the bridge’s sound system, and will include clips of boats, birds, bells and the bridge itself.