Mid-Hudson Bridge music is back for sixth year


HIGHLAND – Noted composer Joseph Bertolozzi’s
Bridge Music will be back on the tower landings of the Mid-Hudson Bridge
and are available for the public.

This music event, which is free and available on the pedestrian sidewalk
of the bridge, will be open from dawn to dusk from April 1 through October

Radio transmissions of the music are also available for those unable to
walk on the bridge or who arrive during inclement weather. The short-range
radio broadcast can be heard on 95.3 FM in Waryas Park in Poughkeepsie
and Johnson-Iorio Park in Highland.

Launched in 2009 to commemorate the 400th anniversary of Henry Hudson’s
voyage up the Hudson River, the 10-piece composition was created by recording
the sounds of the bridge’s surfaces – towers, birders, and
the like – with various mallets.

Using those sounds to compose new works made the Mid-Hudson Bridge the
largest percussion instrument in the world.

Bertolozzi is currently working on a similar venture with the Eiffel Tower
in Paris, France.

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