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Menai Singing Bridge

Date uploaded: April 4, 2012

Menai Singing Bridge

The current season of Bangor Sound City concludes with a series of events bringing the Menai Suspension Bridge alive.

Australian sound artist, Jodi Rose, mics up Menai Suspension Bridge – turning an historical engineering triumph into new sound experiences including a live performance featuring four international sound artists. Wales’ own Richard Higlett takes his roving sound-car into Bangor and Snowdonia, while the Dance Collective perform a newly commissioned work. Come along for one of Jodi’s audio walks and hear the bridge like you’ve never heard it before!

In and Out – for Menai Singing Bridge
in collaboration with INTER/actions
Jodi Rose (Australia / Germany) • Andreas Weixler (Austria) • Se-Lien Chuang (Taiwan/ Austria) • Xenia Pestova (New Zealand / Canada)

Live Session, FREE

  • Tuesday 10 April, 3:30 – 5:00 pm, Bridgemaster’s House, Menai Suspension Bridge

Live quadraphonic performance and recording session, with bass recorder, toy piano and Spectra Sonic System.
Contact microphones reveal the normally inaudible sounds of the cables and bridge structure as Jodi Rose invites three international musicians to improvise with and reinterpret these uncovered sounds in the unique and intimate setting of the Bridgemaster’s House.

Audio Walks in collaboration with The Thomas Telford Centre
Jodi Rose (Australia / Germany) and Bob Daimond (Wales)
Audio Walks, £3 (free for under 16s accompanied by an adult)

  • 3 pm & 4 pm, Sunday 1 April, Menai Suspension Bridge
  • 3 pm & 4 pm, Sunday 8 April, Menai Suspension Bridge

In a unique collaboration, Bob Daimond guides an historical Bridge Walk along the Menai Suspension bridge during which Jodi Rose reveals the innate sounds of the bridge.

Call the Thomas Telford Centre on 01248 715046 or email [email protected] to book your place. Walks start from The Thomas Telford Centre. Combined ticket for walk and exhibition, £5.

Sound Car
Richard Higlett (Wales)
Tour & Open Workshops, FREE

  • Saturday 7 April, 2 – 4 pm, Clock Tower, Bangor
  • Sunday 8 April (Easter Sunday), 2 – 4 pm, Betws y Coed
  • Monday, 9 April, 2 - 4 pm, Bethesda

Watch out for Richard Higlett’s sound-car taking the sound of Menai Suspension bridge into Bangor and Snowdonia. You could see (and hear) the car anywhere, anytime as he and Jodi Rose take the car-roof mounted mega sound-system around North Wales. You can be sure to catch him in Bangor, Betws and Bethesda when you can drop-in to a free sound-art workshop in the sound-car boot!

in collaboration with Dawns i Bawb
The Dance Collective (Wales)
Dance Performance, FREE

  • Saturday 7 April, 2 – 4 pm, Clock Tower, Bangor

In a brand new commission by Dawns i Bawb for Menai Singing Bridge, The Dance Collective perform in response to Jodi Rose's sounds of the Menai Suspension Bridge.

Bangor Sound City