Singing Bridges is an urban sonic sculpture, listening to the cables of bridges around the world as instruments in a musical symphony. Echoing the telecommunications wires circling the earth, the cables of suspension and stay-cabled bridges reverberate with unexpected sounds, each structure creating a unique texture, rhythm and sonic environment. The sound of the cables is the voice of the bridges, calling out their concrete music, the vibrations telling stories from the life and memory of the structure.
Imagining the cables of suspension and stay-cabled bridges as telegraph wires stretching across the globe, Rose hears in the sound of the vibrations the voice of the bridge, each singing a unique song. Her dream is to connect these signals through technological and human networks, linking the sounds of bridges in specific locations to create a metaphoric and actual Global Bridge Symphony...
Jodi Rose recorded the cables on the Anzac Bridge in 1995 while it was still under construction: even then she dreamed of creating a Global Bridge Symphony, listening to the sounds of bridges singing to each other around the world. After ten years dedicated to recording and amplifying the sounds of over sixty bridges; making on-site live installations and bridge compositions, she is mobilising the network of support to embark on the next stage and realisation of the Global Bridge Symphony.
Born in Sydney, Australia, Rose has dedicated her life to Singing Bridges, the project that has taken her around the world listening to bridge songs, linking places and people to become a cultural ambassador. In her ongoing process of responding to the specifics of the structure and location Rose embraces a philosophy of Art in Context, working in collaboration with artists, researchers, engineers and architects.