Sonic Arts Center Staff off to Paris to Record the Eiffel Tower

For two weeks in late May and early June, SAC Director Paul Kozel and Technical Director Joe Popp will be in Paris as the production audio team responsible for recording the sounds of the Eiffel Tower for a musical composition entitled Tower Music by composer Joseph Bertolozzi. In an arrangement with SETE, the tower’s operating company, Kozel and Popp with Mr Bertolozzi will harvest the sounds of the Eiffel Tower with with various microphones placed on and around its surfaces to create samples for Tower Music.  The recordings of the Eiffel Tower will be cataloged and prepared for composition at the Sonic Arts Center by students at the Center along with Mr. Bertolozzi. Future plans for Tower Music will involve a series of live performances of the composition during the Tower’s 125th anniversary in 2014 whereby various percussionists stationed throughout the tower will play on it’s various surfaces to an audience around the tower in the Champ de Mars park.  Stay tuned to this blog for reports from the Tower.