Harmonic Bridge / Bill Fontana

The presence of Harmonic Bridge in the Turbine Hall of the Tate Modern will give new meaning to this bridge being a metaphor for linking St. Paul’s and the Southwark side of the Thames. The low percussive tones of the bridge produced in response to wind and the loading of the large structural cables will resonate with the acoustics and 100 hertz of the Turbine Hall, creating an immersive and sensual experience for visitors. The work would enter the space as a slow moving wave, emerging from the ground tone of the background hum and then slowly decaying back into it.

A realizations will be made for the London Underground at Southwark Station that is simultaneous with the installation in the Turbine Hall of the Tate Modern. This Station is the principle Underground Station for visitors to the Tate Modern, and the presence of this sound sculpture will form a link to these two amazing spaces.