Welcome to Bridgeland!
More bridge music…
Singing Bridges Live Concerts and Compositions
A short video introduction about listening to Singing Bridges all over the world…
Douglas Kahn review of “Sound in Space” Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney, 1995.
Realtime 8, Aug/Sept 1995
“In the Audiotheque curated by Alessio Cavallaro one can find Song to Dissolve the World, the work of Jodi Rose who went out to the Glebe Island Bridge with The Listening Room crew, wired it for sound and made like an industrial Harpo Marx with the pizzicato on the cables, the wind blowing its way through and so forth. This could be understood as a garage band cover of the long-winded Australian infatuation with things aeolian, but in no way is it a reaction: when Coltrane plays My Favorite Things do you ever once think of Julie Andrews? The mission of Song to Dissolve the World is much more exalted, like Scriabin who sought to bring about a “dematerialisation of the world” by performing Mysterion in Tibet, and it can be heard in Rose’s written statement, which resounds with the zeal of a Judgde Schreber on religious radio:
‘The city has become our temple, electronic networks our religion, and the inaudible vibrations of the bridge cables are the voice of the divine. The word of the universe soaks through my cochlea into the nerve centres. I am wired to god.’ Jodi Rose
The bridge can no longer pass itself off as anything but a church.”
Global Bridge Symphony Prezi
“I assure you, it is better to try to cross that bridge and fail, than not to try at all. Then he realised that in the end, the bridge had turned into air, and into dreams.” Ben Okri, Astonishing the Gods.