TOWER MUSIC PERCUSSION 5TET – Last performance before tour

Here’s your last chance to hear Left Edge Percussion perform Joseph Bertolozzi‘s Tower Music Percussion Quintet live before their Spring 2019 tour.

Oregon Center for the Arts at Southern Oregon University  491 S Mountain, Ashland, Oregon 97520, hosts the Southern Oregon University Percussion Ensemble under the direction of Dr. Terry Longshore, Friday Nov. 30, 2018 at 7:30pm PST.

Works to be performed include:

– “Apple Blossom” by Peter Garland

– Three movements from “Strange and Sacred Noise” by John Luther Adams:
“triadic iteration lattices”
“solitary and time-breaking waves”
“…and dust rising…”

– “Palta” by Bob Becker featuring Terry Longshore, cajón soloist

– “The Gilded Cage” by Susan K. Powell

– “Catching Shadows” by Ivan Trevino

Selections from “Tower Music – Percussion 5tet” by Joseph Bertolozzi, performed by Left Edge Percussion

– “5x5x5” by John Bergamo


Photo by Oregon Center for the Arts at Southern Oregon University’s post in SOU Percussion Ensembles



“…a towering achievement in sound”

That’s the headline from a review of the successful premiere on Nov. 8, 2018 of Tower Music 5tet at Southern Oregon University, performed by Left Edge Percussion under the direction of Dr. Terry Longshore. Here’s a link to the whole article: “A Towering Achievement in Sound”

The evening’s offerings included:

– video projections of composer Joseph Bertolozzi harvesting sounds from the Eiffel Tower

– an A/B comparison between the original recording of one of the movements of #TowerMusic and the percussion quintet adaptation performed by Left Edge Percussion

– introductory remarks by the composer

– a live stream of the concert

Thanks to New Music USA for their assistance with this project.

TOWER MUSIC- PERCUSSION 5TET was supported by New Music USA, made possible by
annual program support and/or endowment gifts from Mary Flagler Cary Charitable Trust,
Helen F. Whitaker Fund, Aaron Copland Fund for Music & New York State Council on the Arts.


What can I say, I’m a poster boy in Beverly Hills for the Infinity Film Festival, and I didn’t even have to go on a diet! Thank you #BridgeMusic!

Bertolozzi leads off the 2018 Infinity Film Festival in Beverly Hills in Andrew Porter’s documentary film “Bridge Music.”

The Bridge Music documentary by filmmaker Andrew Porter screens at the Infinity Film Festival on Nov 1st at 4:30pm in Los Angeles at the Laemmle Music Hall, 9036 Wilshire Blvd, Beverly Hills, CA.

Last year the film was a Staff Pick and won the Audience Award at the 2017 Music Shorts Film Festival. The doc has screened at film festivals in San Diego, Detroit, Kingston, Beacon and New York, NY. The film is also available on Amazon Prime.

The Audience Awards partners with Infinity Film Festival to screen award-winning short films. They focus on impact, innovation and diversity in short-form filmmaking. They celebrate the winners of online film challenges and festivals honoring industry veterans for their pioneering work in film and community engagement. Infinity Film Festival brings together Hollywood, Silicon Valley and Silicon Beach in the most famous zip code in the world! Attendees are invited to “Experience Limitless Media” celebrating story advanced by technology.