Joseph Bertolozzi in 1989, Photo: © 1989, Hudson Valley Photographic Studio

Photo: © 1989, Hudson Valley Photographic Studio

TWO MOVEMENTS OF TOWER MUSIC COMPLETED

I have finished two movements of Tower Music. One is an aggressive, overture-type piece, not unlike Meltdown from Bridge Music, but at the moment I’m not sure of its placement in the final sequence of numbers. The second is part … Continue reading

Posted in News, Tower Music Updates | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off

BRIDGE MUSIC BEGINS 5TH SEASON

The Bridge Music installation begins its fifth season April 1 as a public sound-art installation. Its sister project in Paris, Tower Music on the Eiffel Tower, is in the composition stage and will be ready by the end of 2014. … Continue reading

Posted in News, Tower Music Updates | Comments Off

LET THE COMPOSING BEGIN

I have completed building my “Virtual Eiffel Tower Instrument,” a repository of the sounds I will use to compose Musique de la Tour. Now the creative part begins, THE PART I CAME TO DO. To paraphrase William Shawn, legendary editor … Continue reading

Posted in News, Tower Music Updates | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off

BERTOLOZZI NOW A VIC FIRTH ARTIST

Joseph Bertolozzi is now a Vic Firth Artist. He continues cataloging his samples for the upcoming #TowerMusic on the Eiffel Tower Music / Musique de la Tour.

Posted in News, Tower Music Updates | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off

BUILDING THE EIFFEL TOWER VIRTUAL INSTRUMENT

I’m now building the Eiffel Tower Virtual Instrument. That is to say I am now going through the 2800 samples culled from the original 10,000 and organizing them into a coherent playing system. All bell-type sounds are being grouped together, … Continue reading

Posted in News, Tower Music Updates | Tagged , , , , , , , | Comments Off

THE SOUNDS OF THE EIFFEL TOWER HAVE BEEN CATALOGED!

Taking four months, from July 24 to November 21, ten thousand raw samples were sorted through yielding about twenty-eight hundred chosen ones (the estimated actual count is c.9967/c.2832). The eleventh and final recording day was extremely light. I worked through roughly 200 … Continue reading

Posted in News, Tower Music Updates | Tagged , , , , , , , , | Comments Off

TOWER MUSIC – DAY 10 – CATALOGED!

Stats to date: Day 10 = c.1440 raw samples yielding c.384 chosen samples.The sum for 10 days so far c. 9767 raw samples, c. 2757 chosen ones. ONE MORE RECORDING DAY TO GO…. Our process breaks the recording sessions into … Continue reading

Posted in News, Tower Music Updates | Tagged , , , , , , , , | Comments Off

TOWER MUSIC – DAY 9 – CATALOGED!

Stats to date: Day 9 = c.1040 raw samples yielding c.260 chosen samples. The sum for 9 days so far c. 8327 raw samples, garnering c. 2373 chosen ones. This image shows the Intermediate Floor, the area where we spent … Continue reading

Posted in News, Tower Music Updates | Tagged , , , , , , , | Comments Off

TOWER MUSIC – DAY 8 – CATALOGED!

Yes it was only six days ago I finished Day 7, but Day 8 was a short day and I had my nose to the grindstone this week, so another one down! The stats to date: Day 8 provided roughly … Continue reading

Posted in News, Tower Music Updates | Tagged , , , , , , , | Comments Off

A LOOK INTO THE TOWER MUSIC STUDIO

Here are some shots of where I am working nearly every day, cataloging the samples from Tower Music, and (when that’s done) where I’ll spend many more hours: creating my virtual instrument composing the music creating the sheet music scores … Continue reading

Posted in News, Tower Music Updates | Tagged , , , , , , , | Comments Off