Bill Fontana – Sound Sculptures

‘My sound sculptures use the human and/or natural environment as a living source of musical information. I am assuming that at any given moment there will be something meaningful to hear and that music, in the sense of coherent sound patterns, is a process that is going on constantly. My methodology has been to create networks of simultaneous listening points that relay real time acoustic data to a common listening zone (sculpture site). Since 1976 I have called these works sound sculptures.’ – Bill Fontana


Fontana turns public spaces and architecture to sound sculptures by attaching vibration sensors into the space that record and transform the vibrations from the passing public into music and sound scapes of the environment.

I think this links well into my work as both his and my sound recording are representing the surrounding environment and how the architecture, position and surrounding peoeple effect it. Therefore not just recording a sound but an entire environment in time and space.


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