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Eiffel Tower turned into huge drum kit

The iconic Parisian tower has been the focal point of composer Joseph Bertolozzi for his latest project.
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When people think of the Eiffel Tower the words drum kit are not usually the first thing that spring to mind.

However, the famous Parisian tower has become a percussion instrument as part of composer Joseph Bertolozzi's latest project.

The structure is the focal point of the US music maestro's "Tower music" to create a truly innovative and unique composition.

Bertolozzi has been recording sounds from the 324-metre tower since May 27th collecting nearly 2,000 samples by hitting the structure with latex mallets, drumsticks and, at one point, a large log wrapped in lambs wool.

He is aiming to bring them together and then put chords and melodies over a percussion bases for his his album, due out in 2014.

Speaking about the project, Bertolozzi told Reuters: "My wife was mimicking the way I play my percussion with my arms flailing and everything. She was near a poster of the Eiffel Tower, took a swing at it and she went 'Bong!"

Bertolozzi is one of the most renowned composers in the world and has previously wrote pieces for major brands such as Playstation.

Posted by SR.ADNFCR-2133-ID-801597360-ADNFCR Posted on 11 Jun 2013 13:11 to category : Instruments News

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