Tag: Gongs

“…an eye illumined by another sun…”

Featured artist Joseph Bertolozzi performs “…an eye illumined by another sun…” on the solo gong at the 9ways Academia Gong Conference in Perkasie, PA, July 10, 2023. Program Notes “…an eye illumined by another sun…” takes its formal structure from biblical Hebrew poetry using thought-based parallelism, primarily synthetic: a rhythmic and or timbral premise is proposed, and a variation of… Read more →

Solo Gong performance & discussion

Joseph Bertolozzi presents his work for solo gong: “…an eye illumined by another sun…” at the 9Ways Academia in Perkasie, PA., on July 10, 2023, performing and discussing his composition & techniques for the solo gong. All spots are sold out. #gong #bronze collection #bertolozzi #mitchnur     Read more →


Gongs are usually thought of as a “one trick pony”…just a big crash. They are far more nuanced than that as my long history of playing them has revealed. In this video you’ll experience the very real world of artificial harmonics from pitched and supposedly non-pitched gongs. Remember, you heard it here first! Read more →


I will perform new work for solo gong “…an eye illumined by another sun…” Feb 25, 2023 at 8pm at Ramapo College, in Mahwah, NJ. Tix here: https://rcnj.ludus.com/index.php?show_id=20515 This 12 minute work probes the unexpected musical profiles of the solo gong. After years of gigantically public statements in composing Bridge Music upon New York’s Mid Hudson Bridge and Tower Music upon… Read more →

TOWER MUSIC PERCUSSION 5TET – Last performance before tour

Here’s your last chance to hear Left Edge Percussion perform Joseph Bertolozzi‘s Tower Music Percussion Quintet live before their Spring 2019 tour. Oregon Center for the Arts at Southern Oregon University  491 S Mountain, Ashland, Oregon 97520, hosts the Southern Oregon University Percussion Ensemble under the direction of Dr. Terry Longshore, Friday Nov. 30, 2018 at 7:30pm PST. Works to be performed include:… Read more →


“…a towering achievement in sound” That’s the headline from a review of the successful premiere on Nov. 8, 2018 of Tower Music 5tet at Southern Oregon University, performed by Left Edge Percussion under the direction of Dr. Terry Longshore. Here’s a link to the whole article: “A Towering Achievement in Sound” The evening’s offerings included: – video projections of composer Joseph Bertolozzi harvesting sounds… 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 →