Bridge Music 10th Anniversary Celebrations

– Celebrating a Decade of Music –

Free and open to the public for ten years, Bridge Music has been and remains a touchstone of internationally recognized public sound-art.

DAY OF THE EVENT – Saturday Aug 3, 2019

ACTIVITIES (all events are free):

  1. 2pm – Re-Dedication and Tour of the Bridge Music Installation with Composer Joseph Bertolozzi
    Johnson-Iorio Park, 281 Haviland Rd, Highland, NY 12528

    We begin with a festive ribbon cutting. That is followed by a tour led by Bertolozzi out to the Listening Station on the west tower of the Bridge itself where the public can play along to the music with supplied drumsticks.
    There will be free giveaways such as BM10 tote bags, magnets, various other swag.
  2. 5:30pm – Bridge Music in Film & Print
    Vassar Temple, 140 Hooker Avenue, Poughkeepsie, NY 12601

    Screenings, commentary and Q&A examining films and books about Bridge Music with Joseph Bertolozzi, the film makers themselves and music professionals providing context to Bridge Music’s place in music history. Screen & projection courtesy of Story Screen
  3. 9pm – The Bridge Music Light Show on the Mid-Hudson Bridge
    Tune in to Q92.1 FM from anywhere you can see the Mid-Hudson Bridge and watch the lights on the bridge change color and pulse to the rhythms of Joseph Bertolozzi’s Bridge Music.
    Join the live broadcast from the Walkway Over the Hudson.



Left Edge Percussion, Terry Longshore, Director, begins its Spring 2019 touring season with a performance of Joseph Bertolozzi’s Tower Music Percussion 5tet at the Northwest Percussion Festival at the College of Southern Idaho in Twin Falls, ID.

The concert is April 6 at 1pm and also features works by Carlos Chavez and Steve Reich. Left Edge Percussion will also perform works by Terry Longshore, John Bergamo, John Luther Adams, Ivan Trevino, David Bithell, and Anna Socolofsky later in the weekend.

The quintet, premiered at Southern Oregon University by Left Edge Percussion is an adaptation by #Bertolozzi of his opus Tower Music. #TowerMusic is a work where Bertolozzi sampled the structures of the Eiffel Tower in Paris (girders, railings, etc.), and created music solely from the sounds of its surfaces, using no other instruments. The album reached the Billboard Top Twenty Classical charts when released in 2016.