Tower Music Updates

FIRST MIXES OF TOWER MUSIC

I am going to the studio today where the sound engineer, Paul Kozel, is doing the preliminary mixes of “Musique de la Tour.” You may remember Paul as the lead audio engineer on the Eiffel Tower with me. Here we are back at the Paris apartment in 2013 discussing the day’s recording sessions.   Read more →

THE NEXT BRIDGE MUSIC DOCUMENTARY

Bridge Music apears in a senior thesis film about experimental music from the State University of NY at New Paltz. Here’s the film crew in my home in front of The Bronze Collection on March 26, 2015: Kevin O’Connor, Shia, Joseph Bertolozzi, Dante Corrocher, Lauren. If there is a public screening I’ll post the details. Keep track of Tower Music on… Read more →

BRIDGE MUSIC BEGINS ITS SIXTH SEASON

Starting today, composer Joseph Bertolozzi’s Bridge Music is back on the tower landings of the Franklin D. Roosevelt Mid-Hudson Bridge and available for the public to enjoy along with the majestic views of the Hudson River. “The Bridge Authority is proud to be able to host this unique and groundbreaking musical composition for a 6th year,” Bridge Authority Executive Director Joseph… Read more →

BERTOLOZZI TO LECTURE ON TOWER MUSIC AT CLARK UNIVERSITY

Joseph Bertolozzi will lecture on #TowerMusic at Clark University‘s 2015 Dialogue Symposium, Monday, March 16 @ 7pm in the Higgins Lounge at Dana Commons.   He will describe sampling and playing the Eiffel Tower, one of the world’s most famous monuments, the music he created, and the possibilities of playing the world around us. Co-sponsored by the Higgins School of Humanities… Read more →

TOWER MUSIC ALBUM CURRENTLY IN THE MIX

The ‪#‎TowerMusic‬ album is currently being mixed in preparation for commercial release. It’s been a long process and this stage will take awhile too; this project has so many unknowns and variables but the wait will be worth it…see the inspiration flowing out of my head in the pic below? Read more →

DOCUMENTARY FEATURING BRIDGE/TOWER MUSIC WINS AWARD

The SOUNDHUNTERS documentary, featuring both Bridge Music and Tower Music / Musique de la Tour, as well as the work of Jean-Michel Jarre and others, won the “FIPA d’Or” award for best trans-media documentary at this French festival. It will be released on European TV later this year. Will let you know if/when it airs in USA. https://www.facebook.com/festival.FIPA/photos/a.10152015538524902.1073741826.90262629901/10152882705644902/?type=1&fref=nf Read more →

TOWER MUSIC ALBUM DRAWS NEARER

This Friday we begin electronic file conversions of the ‪#‎TowerMusic‬ audio tracks so they can be sent from my Operating System to the studio’s OS. Slowly, the album is on its way! Read more →

TOWER MUSIC COMPLETE!

I just finished the last remaining work in the Tower Music suite.  The music is now complete. There’s still work to do…what remains are some odds & ends, deciding the final order of the movements, liner notes, etc. I intend to include an “Audio Tour” of the Eiffel Tower like I did for the Mid Hudson Bridge on the Bridge… Read more →

SEVENTH MOVEMENT OF TOWER MUSIC COMPLETE

I’ve just finished the movement that will close the Tower Music album, but it’s not the last piece I’ll be writing. This massive addition is almost 11 minutes long and runs the gamut from a blood-curdling opening, to a slow, soft tribal dance, to rhythmically vigorous and eccentric melodic patterns. This piece kept me excited throughout its composition. This piece… Read more →

FEATURE DOCUMENTARY FILM TO INCLUDE TOWER/BRIDGE MUSIC

A European film crew shooting a feature documentary on composers is in the USA covering my work at the Mid Hudson Bridge (Bridge Music) and the Eiffel Tower (Tower Music). Entitled Sound Hunters, the film includes Peter Gabriel, Jean-Michel Jarre, Brian Eno and others. The film has the “haut patronage” of UNESCO. Beryl Koltz is the director and the film is being… Read more →