The Seattle Office of Arts & Culture (ARTS), in partnership with the Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT), seeks a practicing composer and/or musician to be an Artist-in Residence in the northwest tower of the Fremont Bridge. The selected composer and/or musician will undertake an in-depth exploration of the historic bridge’s role and meaning for the city of Seattle and create music in response to this residency.

The Fremont Bridge has four control towers with a bridge operator working out of the southeast tower. The bridge opened in 1917 and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. It is the key transportation link between the Fremont, Queen Anne and Westlake communities. Fremont Bridge is a bascule or draw bridge that swings upward. The Fremont Bridge averages 13 openings per day, with as many as 35 openings on a summer day, making it one of the busiest bascule bridges in the world. A bridge operator is on site every day in the southeastern tower, the only tower actively used for bridge control. The two towers on the north end of the bridge are unoccupied. The northwest tower will be used as the studio for this residency opportunity. It measures approximately 13 feet by 8 feet, has 10-foot ceilings and is furnished with a desk, chair, overhead lights, windows, and an air conditioning unit. The tower’s windows feature 360-degree views of the surrounding area.

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