Read about each of the bridges Jodi Rose has visited, listen to the recordings she has made, view a diary of past Singing bridges events, and keep abreast of forthcoming exhibitions.
26 June - 26 July 2009
'Musique du Pont Volant'
World Premiere Installation
Flying Singing Bridge
Co-Produced by CitySonics & Jodi Rose
Institut Supérieur d'Architecture de Mons
88 rue d'Havré 7000 Mons, Belgique
Crossing a city of sounds
Now in its seventh edition, City Sonics invades the city center of Mons with over thirty audio installations and acoustic environments. Once more, the festival questions sound and matter, listening to its stories about ourselves and others, about here and there, about the sounds of the world and their sweet opposites.
In twelve locations, "indisciplinary" artists offer creations and dialogues with visitors of all ages and categories. This temporary enchantment of the city is poetic resistance against the dark planetary times that are upon us and the chaosounds that aggress us daily. Sound is a fantastic medium that addresses our body and senses: there is no need to be a music lover or contemporary art expert to enjoy these works of sound.
The path chosen by the sound pirates of City Sonics invites you on a stroll through space/time, created by these works in what becomes a space of permanent metamorphosis.
Philippe Franck, Artistic Director
DE WILDE | ROSE
post residency salon
monday 15th june 20:30
Q-O2 werkplaats for sound art
Washuisstraat 28 Rue de la Buanderie
During the Q-O2 residency Jodi Rose developed a musical interface in collaboration with Frederik De Wilde, to trigger audio samples. The audio samples are field recordings of different bridges from all over the world. The interface will be live performed by Jodi Rose and available for public try-out. In addition a score (in progress) made by Jodi Rose will be running on 6 speakers. The audience is invited to explore the Q-O2 space whilst listening to composition.
Furthermore you can expect a multitrack concert by Frederik De Wilde as well as by Jodi. During the residency he used fieldrecordings from the vast bridges audio library of Jodi Rose and reworked and processed the field recordings to a music concrète composition (20') with a spectral touch.
Filmer la Musique
Noise Box - Singing Bridges Performance Video Point Ephemere, Paris
Vibröfiles Plastic People
Music track by Erik Minkkinen featuring. bridge samples
Global Bridges on Radio Aporee
Take an audio trip across bridges all over the world
Intro in Situ, Muziek en Klank
Development Residency, Maastricht, NL
50th Bridge! Live concert on the Hoge Brug
Vooruit & Timelab
Bridge Concert - July 18th 16:00 Keizersbrug, Ghent
Paysage Sonore October 8-11th
Futurist Dream Bridge Installation
Singing Bridges CD available now
The double CD Singing Bridges Vibrations : Variations is out now on the Sonic ArtStar record label. You can purchase it directly from the Sonic ArtStar website.
Singing Bridges Vibrations : Variations is a document of Jodi Rose's sonic odyssey to record bridges around the world, and features remixes by international sonic artstars.
Launching new artist run independent record label dedicated to sound art. Visit the Sonic ArtStar website.
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1. Anzac Bridge, Sydney.
The beginning of a life journey. Recorded during construction with the assistance of ABC Radio (Roz Cheney, John Jacobs, Philip Ullman) 1995
2. Global Bridge Symphony
Surround Sampler for installation and performance. Composed with Michael Bates, Sydney University Architecture Department, Audio and Acoustics Lab.
3. Live at Club Gloria
Helsinki Pixelache Electronic Arts Festival 2004. First ever live performance, with Lasse Kaikkonen (Kantele), Jussi Lehtipuu (Cello), Jodi Rose (bridges), and Mari Keski-Korsu (Live video)
4. Golden Gate Bridge
recorded and composed by Jodi Rose, 2002-2005.
5. Golden Resonance
Remix by Jacob Kirkegaard 2005
RAMA VIII Bridge, Bangkok
Recording the RAMA VIII Bridge in Bangkok, at the invitation of Pelle Gustavsson, Swedish Bridge engineer who wants to hear the bridge played like Jimi Hendrix. Accompanied by Mari Keski-Korsu and Lisa Duff who filmed and documented the recording and bucket-ride.
Eleanor Schonell Bridge (aka Green Bridge), Brisbane
The world's first permanent sound installation amplifying two cables of the bridge you can hear on interactive touch-screen while crossing the bridge. Thanks to Brisbane City Council and John Holland Construction for having the vision and dedication to seeing this project complete!
Read more about this the Greeen Bridge:
Mária Valéria bridge, Štúrovo (Slovakia) - Esztergom (Hungary)
November 2005 – February 2006
Bridge Guard Residential Art/Science Centre
Bridge guards cross and move boundaries.
Bridge guards build virtual bridges
that help to protect the real bridge.
This was the first bridge to spark my curiosity about the sound of its cables. Crossing the old Pyrmont Bridge every day to get to art school, I watched the bridge rise and stretch up into the sky. The cables looked just like a giant harp, and I wanted to play on them. With the help of Roz Cheney and ABC Radio's The Listening Room, I was able to make this first recording. On my recent trip to record bridges around the world, it astounded me to find that many people still imagine Australia to be a land of Kangaroos, small towns and emptiness.
My Thuan Bridge, Mekong Delta, Vietnam
Friday 5th April 2002
Erasmus Bridge, Rotterdam, Netherlands
Saturday 20th April 2002
Matinkaari Bridge, River Vantaanjoki, Helsinki, Finland
Friday 26th April 2002
Glienicke Brucke, Potsdam, Germany
Thursday 30th May 2002
Novy Most Bridge, Danube River, Bratislava, Slovakia
Monday 3rd June 2002
Millennium Bridge, River Thames, London UK
Monday 17th June 2002
Jacques Cartier Bridge, St Lawrence River, Montreal, Canada
Tuesday 13th August
Green Island Bridge, Hudson River, Troy, USA
Friday 16th August 2002
Brooklyn Bridge, East River, New York City, USA
Friday 23rd August 2002
Golden Gate Bridge, San Francisco Bay, California USA
Friday 18th October 2002
A classic landmark, one of the icons that defines San Francisco and a significant tourist destination. The placement of Emergency Phone and Crisis Counselling as you walk onto the bridge is a hint of the many people who come here to commit suicide. During its 65 year history, over 1,200 people have jumped from the Golden Gate, making it the leading site for suicide in the world. The Bureau of Inverse Technology created the "despondency index" by capturing vertical movement from the bridge and cross referencing the dates with the NY stock exchange. The sound of the cables reflects the violence and tension of the bridge with their tumultuous clamouring.
SINGING BRIDGE WORLD EVENTS
What Survives @ Performance Space, Sydney
Consisting of three major gallery-based sound installations and a program of commissioned works for two sound stations in the building, What Survives explores the real and imagined remnants of human presence in architecture.
The structures we build bear silent witness to human behaviour—what have the walls, beams and girders absorbed and what sonic secrets can be coaxed back out of them? Does this ephemeral material influence the energy of the spaces we inhabit? Taking inspiration from Rilke, What Survives conveys the indestructibility of energy and its subsequent transformations and manifestations.
GUEST CURATOR Gail Priest
GALLERY ARTISTS Nigel Helyer, Jodi Rose & Alex Davies
SOUND STATION ARTISTS Garry Bradbury, Joyce Hinterding, Aaron Hull, Somaya Langley, Amanda Stewart & Sumugan Sivanesan
Diaspora Studio Workshops
National Theatre of Scotland, Glasgow
Collaboration with Nazli Tabatabai, Director Zendeh Theatre
Images/video - developing a lexicon of movements and stories based on bridge myths, experiences and poetics.
Winner 'Australia's Best Blog' Competition run by Smartyhost - somewhat controversially...
Venice Biennale 2003, G-Mart Limbo Zone
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Touring PrintROOM, a reading room for artists publications. CLUBS project inc, Fitzroy Melbourne. Contributed artist book.
World Forum on Acoustic Ecology, "Australian Aeolian Sound Practices" Paper by Ros Bandt, VCA Federation Hall, Melbourne.
High and Low with Roger Taylor, 3RRR Tuesday 18th March
Ars Electronica, Linz, Austria Contributor to Radiotopia sound database and broadcast
Unreliable Networks; electronic audio, video and immersive arts Remote Lounge, Bowery NY www.glowlab.org
Jul 2002, Berlin
Singingbridges website included in rhizome online art database www.rhizome.org "The Rhizome ArtBase includes works of new media art - including net art, software art, computer games, and documentation of new media performance and installation - that are of potential historical significance. We define new media art as contemporary art that uses emerging technologies in significant ways. In order to evaluate potential historical significance, we look at: the work's aesthetic innovation, conceptual sophistication or political impact the work's relevance to the discourse of new media art the work's place in the artist or artists' oeuvre"
Apr 2002, Finland
Audio streaming of bridges as part of di-fusion media event, remote location from www.katastro.fi Helsinki. art.colarado.edu/di-fusion
Reference in The Age newspaper article, Dr Karen Burns, Director, Centre for Ideas, VCA Melbourne. "I have another friend, Jodi Rose, who makes sound art based on her recordings of the sounds of bridges. Art can make us pay attention to the ordinary data that passes us by in the flow of life. Bridges, like cities, hum, reverberate in the wind, creak and strain. They have a sonic life."
Excerpt from review of "Sound in Space" at Sydney's MCA Published in Realtime 8, August - September 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."
The bridge can no longer pass itself off as anything but a church."