Seeking a technical challenge, love playing with sound, want to create something entirely new?
Accelerometer & sound specialists
Push the technology beyond the existing limits
Converting accelerometer signal to analogue audio
Open source, credit and part of future development is offered
Speculative innovation project with minimal funding – seeking future opportunities in development
Please contact Jodi Rose
PROJECT COMMISSIONED BY BLOC UK & DATRYS
Northern Bloc 5: Innovation Digital Craft Commission
Arts Council of Wales
Kate Price ( Interaction Design Consultant)
NEW SERIES OF WORKS IN PROGRESS
Singing Bridges 10th Anniversary Sculpture
Singing Bridges is an urban sonic sculpture on a global scale, making music with the sound of bridges. Placing contact microphones directly on the cables, Jodi Rose records and composes with the sound from inside the bridge, hearing the voice of the structure as wind, traffic and tension create vibrations. Originally from Sydney and based since 2007 in Berlin, Rose has recorded and played over 60 bridges worldwide, collaborating and connecting with local artists, musicians, engineers and architects to create site-specific works, concerts, installations and events.
April 2012 is the tenth anniversary of Rose's first trip to record bridges, and she is celebrating by working on interconnected visual and sound elements giving new dimensions to Singing Bridges. The Singing Bridge Sculpture is a series of elegant bridge silhouettes designed by Jodi Rose, with a specially composed soundscape made from her bridge recordings played through electronics custom-built by Andy Holtin. The UFO Bridge Sculpture, based on the Novy Most in Bratislava is the first in a series of seven limited edition bridge designs, compositions and visual works.
Jodi Rose says: “I am truly excited about making this sculpture to transmit the rich and diverse sonic experience, to celebrate Singing Bridges through a visual and sonic design for bridge lovers.”
Singing Bridges is a poetic work that helps transform our perception and experience of the world by tuning in to the intangible. Connecting people, places and cultures, bridges are always singing, all we need to do is stop and listen. More than the acoustic properties or harmonics in the wires, the sound is the spirit of the bridge, it's voice released through the vibrations in the cables across the globe. Imagine the voices of bridges around the world singing together in an Acoustic Indra's net. Your generous support for the Singing Bridges IndieGOGO peer funding campaign is a wonderful opportunity to help continue the creation of this extraordinary cultural project.
Jodi Rose headphones Photo by Matti Hillig, Berlin
Testing Bizovik Bridge Photo by Luka Princic, Ljubljana
50th Bridge, Self-portrait, High Bridge Maastricht
Electronics by Andy Holtin
Bridgeland, Glasgow Lowsalt Gallery GI 2010
On-Site Installation Pont de Chardronnet, Sonorama-Besancon
Art in Context
National Theatre of Scotland - Diaspora
Changing House: Studio Explorations
A further four pairings will be exploring and sharing methods with established professionals and the next generation of practitioners from Glasgow University and RSAMD.
23 – 25 June 2005
Whispers Across a Bridge: Cultural connections and interactions - meetings and departures. What happens when you cross a bridge?
Kim Velsey, Alarm Magazine: "It seems that if anyone is going to extract music from the secretive steel of a suspension bridge, it would be Jodi Rose."
Robyn Ravlich, Executive Producer Audio Arts Unit, ABC Radio Australia: "Bridges have become a beautiful obsession for artist Jodi Rose, since her college days when she observed Sydney’s Anzac Bridge being built and speculated that its giant cables would vibrate with sound like a giant Aeolian harp."
Jodi Rose: "I've heard the bridges singing!"