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

Photo: © 1989, Hudson Valley Photographic Studio

THE LIGHTER SIDE OF TOWER MUSIC – JOE POPP’S FINGERS!

Tower Music audio engineer Joe Popp’s fingers were supposed to handle microphones…but what’s this? Gang signals? Alien communiques? You be the judge! THE LIGHTER SIDE OF TOWER MUSIC: JOE POPP\’S FINGERS

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SIXTH MOVEMENT OF TOWER MUSIC COMPLETE

Cadences is the name of my newest addition to the Tower Music canon. It starts with a slow introduction which I am choosing to release as a separate short Prelude. The main body of the work then turns into a¬†playful … Continue reading

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“Bon jour Monsieur Bertolozzi..”

Those were the words spoken to me by a smiling boy bagging my groceries on my last day in Paris, a year ago today….“bon jour Monsieur Bertolozzi.” From the lead story on p. 1 of the NY Times digital edition¬†(and … Continue reading

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THE PRACTICALITY OF 10K SAMPLES

People have asked me, can you really use thousands of notes? There are only 88 keys on a piano for instance…how many do you need to write a song? Fair question. I chose (at minimum) six samples of each surface, … Continue reading

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HARVESTING THE EIFFEL TOWER – ONE YEAR LATER

It’s hard to believe an entire year has gone by since my crew and I set foot on the Eiffel Tower on May 27, 2013 to harvest its sounds for a musical opus. Today’s honors go to them (l.-r.): Franc … Continue reading

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FOURTH MOVEMENT OF TOWER MUSIC COMPLETE

The Tower Music opus grows steadily as I have I just finished the next movement. Very different from the previous three, it is spread out on a dark canvas, a deeply introspective exploration of the sounds of the Eiffel Tower; … Continue reading

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THIRD PIECE IN TOWER MUSIC COMPLETE

Just finished another bit of #TowerMusic. Making steady progress as this puts me roughly 1/4 of the way thru the album.

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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

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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

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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

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