Joseph Bertolozzi

May 11, 2016.

SEASON FINALE: Composer and sound sculptor Joseph Bertolozzi (VC '81) and photographer Franc Palaia talk about Bertolozzi's percussion compositions employing structures such as the Eiffel Tower and the Mid-Hudson Bridge as instruments.

"Tower Music is a 21st-century homage to the Eiffel Tower, to the Exposition Universelle of 1889 and to Paris itself.  Joseph Bertolozzi presents us with an acoustic version of a deck of old photographs, movie posters, and postcards related to Paris and the Tower.  Once again, as in Bridge Music (2008), the composer uses the substance and structure of an engineering marvel to create a unique sense of place.  This sound creation can only be realized through the resonances of the Eiffel Tower itself.  It is intrinsically of the Eiffel Tower."  -- Andrew Tomasello.

32:55 minutes.


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