Living in Chicago, there was little respite from the looming skyscrapers that the city is so famous for. From a brief trip in my childhood I remembered the soft sandy beaches of a strange little vacation town on the other side of Lake Michigan.
When the city and the world weighed heavy on me, I would borrow a friend’s car and drive around the bottom of the lake, spending the day on the frigid beach or in town at a coffee shop. I was working as a location sound recordist at the time. So, I would bring my recorder and stereo microphones in an attempt to take as much of the lonely beach back with me as I could.