Menai Singing Bridge

Menai Singing Bridge – Jodi Rose (Australia)

Easter 2012

Bangor, Bethesda, Betws-coed

The current season concludes in grand fashion with a series of events bringing the Menai Suspension Bridge alive.

Australian sound artist, Jodi Rose, mics up Menai Suspension Bridge – turning an historical engineering triumph into new sound experiences including a live performance featuring four international sound artists. Wales’ own Richard Higlett takes his roving sound-car into Bangor and Snowdonia, while the Dance Collective perform a newly commissioned work. Come along for one of Jodi’s audio walks and hear the bridge like you’ve never heard it before!

In and Out – for Menai Singing Bridge

in collaboration with INTER/actions

Jodi Rose (Australia / Germany) • Andreas Weixler (Austria) • Se-Lien Chuang (Taiwan/ Austria) • Xenia Pestova (New Zealand / Canada)

Live Session, FREE

  • Tuesday 10 April, 3:30 – 5:00 pm, Bridgemaster’s House, Menai Suspension Bridge

Live quadraphonic performance and recording session, with bass recorder, toy piano and Spectra Sonic System.

Contact microphones reveal the normally inaudible sounds of the cables and bridge structure as Jodi Rose invites three international musicians to improvise with and reinterpret these uncovered sounds in the unique and intimate setting of the Bridgemaster’s House.

Audio Walks

in collaboration with The Thomas Telford Centre

Jodi Rose (Australia / Germany) and Bob Daimond (Wales)

Audio Walks, £3 (free for under 16s accompanied by an adul)

  • 3 pm & 4 pm, Sunday 1 April, Menai Suspension Bridge
  • 3 pm & 4 pm, Sunday 8 April, Menai Suspension Bridge

In an unique collaboration, Bob Daimond guides an historical Bridge Walk along the Menai Suspension bridge during which Jodi Rose reveals the innate sounds of the bridge.

Call the Thomas Telford Centre on 01248 715046 or email to book your place. Walks start from The Thomas Telford Centre. Combined ticket for walk and exhibition, £5.

Sound Car

Richard Higlett (Wales)

Tour & Open Workshops, FREE

  • Saturday 7 April, 2 – 4 pm, Clock Tower, Bangor
  • Sunday 8 April (Easter Sunday), 2 – 4 pm, Betws y Coed
  • Monday, 9 April, 2 – 4 pm, Bethesda

Watch out for Richard Higlett’s sound-car taking the sound of Menai Suspension bridge into Bangor and Snowdonia. You could see (and hear) the car anywhere, anytime as he and Jodi Rose take the car-roof mounted mega sound-system around North Wales. You can be sure to catch him in Bangor, Betws and Bethesda when you can drop-in to a free sound-art workshop in the sound-car boot!


in collaboration with Dawns i Bawb

The Dance Collective (Wales)

Dance Performance, FREE

  • Saturday 7 April, 2 – 4 pm, Clock Tower, Bangor

In a brand new commission by Dawns i Bawb for Menai Singing Bridge, The Dance Collective perform in response to Jodi Rose’s sounds of the Menai Suspension Bridge.

Structured improvisation: Lisa Spaull, Angharad Harrop and Colin Daimond.


  • limited spaces available at In and Out – for Menai Singing Bridge


Thanks to the University of Bangor School of Music.
Presented by Soundlands for Bangor Sound City in association with Pontio and managed by Datrys.

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