A man with a mallet at the Eiffel Tower. Should we call the police? No, because he has government permission to whack on the tower.
Confused yet? Joseph Bertolozzi is a composer and percussionist, and he marveled at the range of sounds produced by the most visible symbol of Paris. So he took a variety of strikers to a variety of surfaces, recorded the sounds, and ended up with an album called "Tower Music."
It will be performed in public live for the first time on Thursday at Southern Oregon University, by the Left Edge Percussion Ensemble.
The Left Edge leader Terry Longshore and ensemble member Mitchell Carlstrom visit the studio.