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For Your Grammy Voting Consideration

The 2017 Grammy Awards ballots have gone out. Presented for your Grammy voting consideration: Tower Music / Musique de la Tour in the following categories: – #2 Album of the Year – #73 Best engineered album, Classical – #74 Producer of the year, Classical – #79 Best Classical instrumental solo – #82 Best Contemporary Classical Composition IRRESISTIBLE – The San Francisco… Read more →

Bridge Music Guided Tour with Bertolozzi

Joseph Bertolozzi will lead a tour of his “Bridge Music” sound-art installation, Sunday October 9 at 2:30pm on the Franklin D. Roosevelt “Mid Hudson” Bridge. The public will get a chance to play along to the music; drumsticks will be provided. Free of charge and open to the public, this personally guided experience by the composer is hosted by the New York State Bridge Authority and Oxford University… Read more →

PARIS ON HUDSON: Celebrating Joseph Bertolozzi’s TOWER MUSIC

PARIS ON HUDSON: Celebrating Tower Music  A Parisian-cafe street festival celebrating Beacon composer Joseph Bertolozzi’s adventures in creating the internationally acclaimed album “Tower Music” is slated for Saturday, September 10 from 6-10pm at Bank Square CoffeeHouse. During the course of the night’s entertainment Bertolozzi will conduct two multimedia presentations that take the audience through his adventures in recording the Eiffel Tower. These sessions yielded “Tower Music” which reached… Read more →


Environmental Sound Artists: In Their Own Words, a new book by Frederick Bianchi and V. J. Manzo published by Oxford University Press is now available. I have my own chapter in this book, largely about Bridge Music and touching on Tower Music, which wasn’t completed at the time of the book’s writing. The book recounts the philosophy, technology, aesthetics, and methodology of sound art from… Read more →


Film maker Andrew Porter‘s new documentary Bridge Music looks at Joseph Bertolozzi’s trailblazing musical work on New York’s Mid Hudson Bridge. Here’s a few images from our interviews for the film. and here’s a link to the trailer. It is starting to make the rounds of film festivals and its first public screening will be 7pm, Friday June 17th, 2016 at the Arts Society of Kingston… Read more →


“A Photographic Diary of Joseph Bertolozzi’s Tower Music/Musique de la Tour” will be on view June 14-July 28, 2016 at the James W. Palmer III Gallery, Main Building, Vassar College. The exhibition is free and open to the public.  The exhibition kicks-off with an opening reception on Tuesday June 14, 4:30-6:30pm. Palaia’s Tower Music book and Bertolozzi’s Tower Music CD will be available for… Read more →