Futurist Dream Bridge (Sonorama-Besançon, France)

Bridges from around the world are played along the Pont de la République in a Global Bridge Symphony. Listeners walking along the bridge create your own mental orchestration of the symphony, with a different location playing on each speaker. Traverse sonic bridges between Bangkok, Brisbane, Glasgow, London, New York, Rotterdam, Singapore and Sydney.

‘Let us cross a great modern capital with our ears more alert than our eyes… and create mental orchestrations of stations, iron foundries, spinning wheels, printing works, electric power stations, railways…’ and bridges!! Futurist Manifesto, The Art of Noises.

CoProduction: Sonorama-Besançon & Jodi Rose

Prepared Bridge (Sonorama Besancon, France)

A bridge prepared for playing. Acoustic, metal and wooden ‘instruments’ are added to the railings to invite stroking, percussion and improvisation. Live amplification of the structure, for playing acoustic architecture. Sonic intervention and experimentation on the bridge are encouraged by visitors and musicians.

Co-Production: Sonorama-Besançon & Jodi Rose

Pont Battant – ‘Punk Bridge’

That bridge goes to the dark side of Besançon‘, says my local history informant…

Pont Battant echoes with echoes of a rumoured Einstürzende Neubauten concert held on, near or underneath it in 1989. Local post-industrial punk noise band ‘Elwis Presley Lieben Toten’ are invited to create a live concert under the bridge in the spirit of the original legendary Neubauten gig. Crossing over the bridge you hear a mixture of live and historic noise and silence, from the past to the present, or maybe the future…

Avec la participation de Elwis Presley Lieben Toten

Co-Production: Sonorama-Besançon & Jodi Rose