FROM ARK TO MICROCHIP PRESENTS:
BRIDGE: Missouri River Bridge as Instrument
with Tibetan singing bowls, lap steel guitar soloist Bill Dye and members of Gamelan Genta Kasturi
Bridges are resonant living systems activated by our movements across formidable passageways. Crossing the Missouri River at Liberty Bend Bridge, our program’s featured instrument, takes a mere 14 seconds. We invite you to hang with the bridge a moment longer, entertain its own perspective, listen inside its metal structure and hear its rhythms and singing tones as recorded and mixed by Dwight Frizzell. The bridge’s harmonic sound world will be joined by an ensemble of Tibetan singing bowls under the direction of Steve Donofrio, lap steel guitar soloist Bill Dye and members of the Gamelan Genta Kasturi. Bridge is dedicated to Tony Jones, the international visionary who utilized art as a bridge connecting people to the world and each other. In developing this work, he reminded me that here in Kansas City we are river people. And like our friends on river systems throughout the world, we make river music.
Missouri River Bridge with Singing Bowls–