Joseph Bertolozzi

For over 100 years the Eiffel Tower has been hailed as an architectural landmark, an engineering feat, a monument, a destination ... and Joseph Bertolozzi used it as a percussion instrument.

Bertolozzi performed the Eiffel Tower. He recorded the sounds using microphones placed on its surfaces. The result was an improvised composition called Tower Music / Musique de la Tour.


Without the aid of supplemental instruments or effects, Bertolozzi worked with the surfaces of the tower and undertook what became a twelve-year process to compose music using only the sounds of the Eiffel Tower.




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