Singing Bridges is an urban sonic sculpture on a global scale. Listening to the sound of bridge cables, the voice of each bridge is heard as an instrument for an expanded urban musical experience, a Global Bridge Symphony. 'The city is our temple, electronic networks our religion and the sound of the bridge cables is the voice of the divine.' The bridge echoes with a secret language of the vibrations within the structure, songs of the inaudible and inexpressible, desires and dreams, the voices of those who have crossed or jumped into the river below.
Global Bridge Symphony - Sampler (audio)
Every bridge is connected to all other bridges through the vibrations in their structure. Stretching the boundaries of art and technology across geographical and architectural borders into a new acoustic form. All bridges resonate with a secret music, transmitting and receiving messages, codes and signals, heard through the sounds of bridges in multiple locations. Voice and vibration. Concrete and abstract. A sensual aurality. Immersed in the world by your ear.
Anzac Bridge, Sydney 1995 - the bridge that started it all in a curious moment (audio)
Heureka Silta Bridge, Vaanta Finland (audio)
Going beyond country borders, without seeking to collect and represent the sounds of each bridge into a structured hierarchy, or impose order from above in a singular artist composer viewpoint, but gathering, amplifying, connecting and disseminating a multiplicity of voices in freely evolving form.
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.