MIDDLESBROUGH ART WEEKENDER 4-7TH OCT 2018
TEES TRANSPORTER TO INFINITY SINGING BRIDGES
SATURDAY 6TH OCT 2018
TEES TRANSPORTER SONIC CROSSING
Saturday 6th October 2018
Tees Transporter Bridge, Ferry Road, Middlesbrough, TS2 1PL
Visitors are invited to experience the audio vibrations inside the Tees Transporter Bridge on a unique sonic crossing! Commissioned by The Auxiliary for Middlesbrough Art Weekender, 2018.
INFINITY SONIC BRIDGE CRUISE
RiverShack Castlegate Quay, Riverside, Stockton-on-Tees TS18 1BZ
17:30 – 18:30 Saturday 6th October 2018
Commissioned artist Jodi Rose creates a sonic journey along the majestic River Tees at sunset. Through wireless headphones, the audience are invited to experience the sounds of the river and its bridges, along with personal stories and reflections from the local community.
MIDDLESBROUGH ART WEEKENDER CELEBRATES INTERNATIONAL AND LOCAL ARTISTS IN THE TEES VALLEY
The Middlesbrough Art Weekender is a contemporary arts festival, celebrating and promoting international and local artists in the heart of the Tees Valley. With ‘Connectivity’ as this years theme, the festival promotes Middlesbrough Town Centre as a cultural and artistic hotspot.
TEES TRANSPORTER BRIDGE
The Tees Transporter Bridge has been the area's landmark since opening in 1911. It is the longest working transporter bridge in the world and an iconic symbol of Teesside's engineering and industrial heritage. The Transporter Bridge has played an important role in the area's history for over a century and continues to provide a and unique crossing over the River Tees.
The Tees Transporter Bridge Sonic Crossing is composed by Jodi Rose on radio aporee platform for mapping & location-based sound/art works in public space, created by udo noll. aporee.org/maps/projects/teestransporter
radio aporee ::: maps
radio aporee ::: maps is a project to connect sound and space, and create a cartography which focusses solely on sound. Open to the public as a collaborative project, collecting audible material, it connects them to the surface of google maps, showing the sonic complexity of these environments, as well as the different perception and artistic perspectives related to sound, space and places.
radio aporee ::: maps idea, concept, realisation: udo noll 2006 –2018
Singing Bridges highlights the unheard sounds and secret language of the urban environment. The sounds of the bridge opens a space for reflection, poetic reverie and contemplation, taking us beyond the physical architecture and functional aspects of the structure, into another realm entirely. Tuning in to the voice of the bridge we can hear the creaks and sighs of the structure, the tension in the architecture, connecting to bridges around the world through the poetic acoustics echoing along the cables, in a location specific listening experience.
Originally from Sydney, Australia, Jodi Rose travels the world to explore the sounds of bridges. "In the course of my quest for bridge music, I found myself recording in the snow under a bridge in Ljubljana, making a guerilla recording on the Golden Gate Bridge, dangling from a crane on the mega-bridge in Bangkok, dancing Tango on a rural Finnish wooden bridge, building an ice bridge at the Swedish ice hotel, before my fateful encounter and artistic marriage with the Devil's Bridge in the French Pyrenees, and now the Transporter to Infinity."
released September 25, 2018
Concept, Recordings, Composition: Jodi Rose
Tees Transporter Sonic Crossing & Infinity Sonic Cruise commissioned for Middlesbrough Art Weekender, 2018
Supported by the River Tees Rediscovered Landscape Partnership, thanks to money raised by National Lottery players and awarded through the Heritage Lottery Fund.
Middlesbrough Art Weekender & Singing Tees Bridges generously supported by: Arts Council England, Tees Valley Combined Authority, MIMA [Middlesbrough Institute of Modern Art], River Tees Rediscovered, Middlesbrough Council, Creative Darlington, Heritage Lottery Fund & Middlesbrough Holiday Inn.
Singing Bridges thanks the following for support to realise this event: Concept, *recordings, editing and composition by Jodi Rose. Thanks to Liam Slevin & Anna Byrne [The Auxiliary], Paul Stewart [Co-Curator], John Ivison [Transporter Bridge Manager], Ray [*climbing and recording the cables on top of the gondola and bridge span]; Trevor [Bridge operator] and Frank [Volunteer, Bridge Visitor Centre], Helen Welford [MIMA], Rachel Dodd [RiverShack], Lucy Chapman [River Tees Rediscovered / Groundwork NE].