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About JodiR

Jodi Rose has travelled the world since 2002, creating Singing Bridges, a conceptual sound work using the cables of bridges as musical instruments on a global scale. Recording the vibrations in the cables with contact microphones, editing and composing the sounds to create experimental music, performances, and installations has taken Jodi to festivals and events across Europe and Australia. She has dangled from the top of a crane in Bangkok to listen to the cables being 'tuned,' sampled cocktails in the bar of the UFO Bridge in Bratislava, been guardian of a bridge over the Danube, and traversed the globe from Helsinki to the Mekong Delta in her endless quest for bridge music. Jodi is working with engineers, architects, software developers and musicians to link the sounds of bridges around the world in the ultimate live networked 'Global Bridge Symphony', and writing her memoir of this quixotic philosophical journey.

Halloween Tours: Ghosts, Ghouls, & Haunted Histories

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Who needs to hang out with the living, when you can go and visit the dead? With Halloween just around the corner, there is a fabulous and fascinating itinerary of ghosts and gravestones, haunted histories and underground vaults to be explored – from Memphis to the Orbs of Oahu, via Vegas, Rome, Venice, Stockholm and […]

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October 20, 2014 by | 1 Comment

Underground Berlin: A First-Hand Look at Berlin’s Buried History

I make my way to the meeting point in Berlin, at Gesundbrunnen, feeling a slight degree of trepidation. The Cold War is a mystery to me, as is most of modern history. I was a little worried that I’d be spending the next few hours with boffins and military enthusiasts than someone like myself. I […]

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September 8, 2012 by | 8 Comments

Offbeat Vilnius

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Join Jodi on her semi-self-guided tour of Vilnius, Lithuania to get an idea about the history, art, food and overall culture of this country and its people.

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February 14, 2011 by | 1 Comment

Ljubljana Delights

I’m delighted to be back in Ljubljana for the EarZoom Festival! Arriving a few days early to acclimatise and orient myself into the local cultural scene, I stay at Hostel Print, a fifteen minute walk from the centre of town through the lovely Tivoli Park. The hostel is spacious, clean and quiet, offering a well […]

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January 21, 2011 by | Comments Off on Ljubljana Delights

From Berlin into the Future

One of the last areas of uncharted terrain in this hyper-connected world is time travel. As this is something I have always wanted to try, it was with high hopes and a suspension of disbelief that I attended “Futurity Now” in Berlin presented by Transmediale, one of the longest running media arts festivals.

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August 10, 2010 by | Comments Off on From Berlin into the Future

A Stroll Through Manchester, England

Manchester was somewhere I never planned to visit, I was pleased to find myself in the Northern Soul town while in transit from Glasgow to Helsinki, and took a couple of days to explore the city. There’s more to Manchester than music and football, as you’ll discover.

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July 8, 2010 by | 1 Comment

Discovering Glasgow

Every time I visit Glasgow there is something new to discover, from the absurdist cafe to the best South Indian curry, along with revisiting old friends, familiar places and the apparently de rigueur costume party. I’ve been invited on this trip by the very happening and highly regarded Lowsalt gallery to take part in Glasgow […]

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June 15, 2010 by | 1 Comment

Micro Travel – One Step at a Time

Maybe you like to fit as much variety into your travels as possible, taking in as many places are you can get to in the time you have available… and then find yourself worn out and everything’s a blur afterward. Or perhaps you’re more of a meandering wanderer; either way, Micro Travel could be an […]

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May 26, 2010 by | 2 Comments

Maastricht? Yes!

Located in the southern-most tip of the Netherlands along the River Maas, Maastricht is quite literally in the heart of Europe – surrounded by Belgium, Luxembourg and Germany and only an hour from Brussels and Köln. Sure you know Maastricht as the ‘birthplace’ of the European Union and the birthplace of the European currency. But […]

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February 9, 2010 by | 2 Comments

Making Art in Besançon

“That bridge goes to the dark side of Besançon,” says my local informant, as he tells me about the punk concert he saw under the bridge 20 years ago… about how the famed German post-industrialist noise band Einstürzende Neubauten also played there, grinding metal under the bridge. That was enough incentive for me, I had […]

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January 22, 2010 by | 2 Comments