Playing with the Eiffel Tower

Charles Bukowski once said “if you’re going to try, go all the way. Otherwise don’t even start”. Born in 1959, Joseph Bertolizzi, an American composer and musician, sure have tried it all the way. Bertolizzi became famous for his determination to show that music can really be everywhere. After composing music using a bridge itself as an instrument in “Bridge Music”, he developed the concept of “public art installation”. His next project? Playing the Eiffel Tower, “by striking its surfaces, collecting sounds through a microphone and using them as samples for an hourlong composition”. Using only drumsticks and mallets, he is turning the Eiffel Tower into a giant percussive instrument. We can only wait to hear what this improbable project will sound like. For more details about this project, click here.

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