Bridge Music Tour
Joseph Bertolozzi will lead a tour of his Bridge Music sound-art installation on Sunday October 9 at 2:30pm on the Franklin D. Roosevelt Mid-Hudson Bridge.
The tour celebrates the publishing by Oxford University Press of Environmental Sound Artists, a book chronicling the movement of composers to use the world around them as their instruments. There is a dedicated chapter to Bridge Music and its sister project Tower Music, Bertolozzi's similar composition on the Eiffel Tower.
Free of charge and open to the public, this personally guided experience by the composer is hosted by the New York State Bridge Authority and is the concluding event of the Crossing Bridges series, produced by Ear to the Earth in collaboration with Whitebox.
The tour begins from the bridge's pedestrian sidewalk on the Poughkeepsie side of the river near 36 Gerald Drive, a few blocks north of the train station, with signs clearly marking the way from Rinaldi Boulevard & Main Street. This 45-second video gives a taste of what the tour will be like.
Norm Hirschy of Oxford University Press commented, “OUP is thrilled by the opportunity to connect Environmental Sound Artists: In Their Own Words with Bridge Music. Just as the book bridges music and the environment, so too will the tour bring together readers and listeners with the world around them.”
As Joel Chadabe of Ear to the Earth said, "This is a wonderful experience, a new way of enjoying the water beneath, the scenery on either side, the sounds, the air, the music. It's not to be missed!"