BRIDGE MUSIC, Joseph Bertolozzi’s musical homage to New York’s iconic Mid Hudson Bridge (and sister project to his Tower Music from the Eiffel Tower in Paris) celebrates its 9th anniversary in 2018.
This sound-art installation is located at each of the bridge’s towers, is accessed from the Mid Hudson Bridge’s pedestrian sidewalk near 14 Gerald Dr., Poughkeepsie and/or Johnson-Iorio Park, in Highland for the Listening Station kiosks. Open from dawn to dusk April 1 through October 31, additionally the same music plays year-round, 24/7 in the parks flanking the bridge on 95.3FM.
Joseph Ruggiero, Executive Director of the New York State Bridge Authority said: “Joseph Bertolozzi has given a voice to the Mid-Hudson Bridge, an iconic bridge that is an engineering marvel which has contributed to our great American history. The New York State Bridge Authority is ever grateful to Mr. Bertolozzi that he chose our bridge to create that first melody of bridge music that now echoes from the Hudson Valley to Paris and beyond. We congratulate Mr. Bertolozzi on commencing the 9th season of Bridge Music and wish him continued success. Also this summer Bridge Music partners with Poughkeepsie’s O+ Festival featuring tours of the installation given by composer Joseph Bertolozzi. Says organizer Corene Concepcion-Rivera: Partnering with Bridge Music this summer in conjunction with PO+K is an amazing step towards collaborating with key City leaders in the Arts Community. With the installation of our Poughkeepsie Gateway Project on the Route 9 Underpass, Community members will be lead to the pedestrian walkway to view and take a tour of the Bridge Music installation.
Once the tour is over, visitors can participate in all that PO+K has to offer this 2018 year! Visit www.opositivefestival.org for volunteer, submission and sponsorship opportunities.
A tenth anniversary extravaganza is planned for next year, in 2019. Details will soon be available.
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