With drumsticks and mallets, composer Joseph Bertolozzi is turning Paris' Eiffel Tower in to a giant percussive instrument. Video journalist Stefania Rousselle contributed an article to The New York Times about this unique project of the American composer. Without speaking a word French and lacking contacts in Paris, Mr. Bertolozzi got permission to record sounds for the new piece he is writing. While waiting for permission to get on the Eiffel Tower, Mr. Bertolozzi started another project 'Bridge Music' in 2009. In the video below you can watch and listen the results.
The Eiffel Tower's Voice
Mid-Hudson Bridge makes music - YNN Local cable news coverage of the 2010 re-opening of the Bridge Music Listening Stations.
Bridge Funk Music Joe Bertolozzi
Click here to read Stefania Rousselle's article 'The Eiffel Tower's Voice' on nytimes.com.