This series of mini-profiles brings you into a little closer contact with the group that is making Tower Music happen. Hey, let’s start with me!
Composer Joseph Bertolozzi is forging a unique identity as a 21st century musician with works ranging from solo gongs to full symphony orchestra to architectural installations. With increasingly numerous performances across the US and Europe to his credit, his music is performed in concert halls and conservatories, and he himself has played at such diverse venues as The Vatican and The US Tennis Open.
His latest explorations in sound have brought him to ‘Tower Music,’ using the Eiffel Tower in Paris itself as his instrument for its 125th anniversary in 2014. This project builds upon ‘Bridge Music,’ his “audacious plan” (New York Times) to compose music for a suspension bridge using New York’s Mid Hudson Bridge. These works have brought Bertolozzi sustained international attention. In 2009 his CD “Bridge Music” (Delos) reached #18 on the Billboard Classical Crossover Music Chart.