Tales from the Bridge


Martyn Ware, of Heaven 17 and Human League fame, has teamed up with artistic director David Bickerstaff to create this sonic experience on the Millennium Bridge. The piece, billed as a 'three-dimensional soundscape', takes pedestrians on a journey through the story of London and its people as they cross the river. It features an hour-long, looping, ambient electronic musical composition merged with a spoken narrative written by the poet Mario Petrucci and voiced by Mia Austen and Steven Alexander.

In addition, at the start of each hour, a virtual choir performs 'Water Night', written by composer Eric Whitacre, based on a short poem by Octavio Paz.