Musique du Pont Volant

CITY SONICS SOUND ART FESTIVAL, MONS

Musique du Pont Volant (Music of the Flying Bridge) 20:14

6 channel sound installation City Sonics Festival, Mons BE

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The composition pays homage to the bridge as cathedral and musical instrument. At times the concrete dominates with traffic and metallic clangs singing in a dark cacophony, while the sounds of construction dissolve into an abstract soundscape as the bridge transcends the bounds of earthly function, bell tones sounding in homage to the bridge of imagination. The composition uses only the sound of bridges, selected for their aural texture and sound qualities from recordings in Bangkok, Brisbane, London, New York, Rotterdam, Singapore and Sydney. CoProduction: Transcultures and Jodi Rose

Chant du Pont Volant, School of Architecture Chapel, Mons City Sonic 2009

Chant du Pont Volant, School of Architecture Chapel, Mons City Sonic 2009

Imaginary Sketches for a ‘Global Bridge Symphony

(Visual Scores for Musical Interpretation)

Ever Falling Down (Tacoma Narrows Bridge, Washington State USA)

Instrumentation for Wind, Strings, Voice, Percussion and Electronics

The Tacoma Narrows bridge across Puget Sound (known as ‘Galloping Gertie’) is the most spectacular bridge failure in engineering history. The bridge collapsed 4 months after opening in 1940, as the wind velocity hit the resonant frequency of the structure. The visual score ‘Ever Falling Down’ is based on the technical plan drawing of the Tacoma Narrows bridge, imagining a musical interpretation of the dyanmics and tension in this moment.

Rumours of Angels (Millennium Bridge, London)

Instrumentation for Wind, Strings, Percussion, Voices and Electronics

The Millennium Bridge was originally prone to Synchronous Lateral Excitation, as the footsteps of those walking across created a wild swaying motion, until extra damping was applied to the cables. For this reason armies will always break step when crossing bridges, however the general public are not so well trained. This movement is imagined as part of the visual score, in addition to the voices of the angelic force that mythically descended on battelfields to help soldiers vanquish their enemies… The voice of the bridge takes angelic form, giving messages from another world.

Originally created for City Sonics Festival, Mons

Coproduction: Transcultures, Belgium & Jodi Rose, Berlin

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Cette nouvelle installation est issue du projet Singing Bridges développé par Jodi Rose depuis une dizaine d’années à travers le monde. Il s’agit d’une série de compositions et performances basées sur le son vibratoire des cables et structures porteuses des ponts, aboutissant à une « Global Bridge Symphony ». Au sein d’une ancienne chapelle, Jodi Rose nous plonge dans les conditions d’écoute et d’expérience de ce vaste projet ; une mise en scène poétique et aérienne, permettant au visiteur d’entendre les chants captés et retravaillés par l’artiste. Un pont “chantant” suspendu créé spécifiquement est ainsi installé et joue le paysage minimaliste des textures sonores issues des ponts.

Le dispositif comprend également des diffusions vidéos de performances visuelles live, ainsi que l’exposition de “partitions” (plans retravaillés) ayant servi à l’exploration musicale des ponts.

Conseiller en design : Pieter Maes – Ingénieur du son : Jasmine Guffond

Avec le soutien de : Q-O2 werkplaats, Brussels & Frederik de Wilde – Intro in Situ Muziek en Klank, Maastricht, ISEA Singapore, Kapelica Galerie & Codeep, Mal au Pixel pour les performances video

Production: City Sonics, Jodi Rose

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