BRIDGE MUSIC, Joseph Bertolozzi’s musical homage to New York’s iconic Mid Hudson Bridge (and sister project to his Tower Music from the Eiffel Tower in Paris) celebrates its 9th anniversary in 2018.

This sound-art installation is located at each of the bridge’s towers, is accessed from the Mid Hudson Bridge’s pedestrian sidewalk near 14 Gerald Dr., Poughkeepsie and/or Johnson-Iorio Park, in Highland for the Listening Station kiosks. Open from dawn to dusk April 1 through October 31, additionally the same music plays year-round, 24/7 in the parks flanking the bridge on 95.3FM.

Joseph Ruggiero, Executive Director of the New York State Bridge Authority said: “Joseph Bertolozzi has given a voice to the Mid-Hudson Bridge, an iconic bridge that is an engineering marvel which has contributed to our great American history. The New York State Bridge Authority is ever grateful to Mr. Bertolozzi that he chose our bridge to create that first melody of bridge music that now echoes from the Hudson Valley to Paris and beyond. We congratulate Mr. Bertolozzi on commencing the 9th season of Bridge Music and wish him continued success.

Also this summer Bridge Music partners with Poughkeepsie’s O+ Festival featuring tours of the installation given by composer Joseph Bertolozzi. ​Says organizer Corene Concepcion-Rivera: Partnering with Bridge Music this summer in conjunction with PO+K is an amazing step towards collaborating with key City leaders in the Arts Community. With the installation of our Poughkeepsie Gateway Project on the Route 9 Underpass, Community members will be lead to the pedestrian walkway to view and take a tour of the Bridge Music installation.

Once the tour is over, visitors can participate in all that PO+K has to offer this 2018 year! Visit for volunteer, submission and sponsorship opportunities.

A tenth anniversary extravaganza is planned for next year, in 2019. Details will soon be available.

You can follow #BridgeMusic on Facebook, Twitter, and just by reading the paper and listening to the radio!


The talented choreographer Maddie Trotter interprets “A Thousand Feet of Sound” from Tower Music in dance at Australia’s Adelaide Fringe Festival! TIX HERE:

Maddie Trotter is one of Adelaide’s newest dance makers and movers. What you’ll see at this event is short bursts of fresh dance ideas.

The brief for each choreographer is to present innovation in thought and inspiration through action. The collection of styles should keep all dance watchers challenged and engaged. See you there.

Presented by:
Adelaide College of the Arts

Adelaide College of the Arts is a hub of tertiary arts education in South Australia. Centrally located in the city in Adelaide’s Light Square, AC Arts is Australia’s only tertiary institution housing the study of performing arts, visual arts and design all in one building.
Bachelor of Creative Arts (Dance) – TAFE SA’s Bachelor of Creative Arts (Dance) is a degree in elite dance performance. Delivered in partnership with Flinders University, the course combines performance with theoretical study of classical and contemporary dance. You’ll develop skills in realistic dance techniques, devised movement practices, dance project realisation, choreography and stage performance.



I am pleased to announce my Tower Music percussion quintet will be premiered in 2018 by Terry Longshore of Southern Oregon University. Check him out at  Exact dates TBA.

While I can’t take Tower Music on the road (the Eiffel Tower is firmly secured in place!), I created this quintet so that the music could still be performed live in any venue. The instrumentation includes a xylophone, glockenspiel, vibraphone, two 5 octave marimbas, drum kit and a wide variety of African, Latin, Asian and Indonesian percussion in the form of extra drums, cymbals, gongs, wood blocks, cow bells, scrapers, and even a cheng cheng!
















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I love it seeing people groove to the music! I occasionally receive videos like this of kids dancing to Bridge Music, but don’t post them out of respect for their privacy. But since PinkfRog NycIty posted it on their own, we can all enjoy it. THANKS!

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