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Sound Sculptures for Architectural Spaces - 1981 to 2014

by Bill Fontana

 

Since the late 70's I have been creating installations that use sound as a sculptural medium to interact with and transform our perceptions of architectural settings. These have been installed in public spaces and museums around the world.

On this page the projects are in descending chronological order beginning with Landscape Sculpture with Fog Horns (San Francisco 1981) and ending with Sonic Mappings (Rome 2014). Each of these projects explored different ways to redefine, extend, create anew and activate the acoustic meaning of a built environment.

 

Landscape Sculpture with Fog Horns - San Francisco -1981

All Things Considered Feature-1981

 

Sound Sculpture with a Sequence of Level Crossings, Oakland, 1982

 

Oscillating Steel Grids along the Brooklyn Bridge, One World Trade Center, New York,1983

 

Distant Trains - Anhalter Bahnhof, Berlin, 1984

 

 

Sound Sculptures through the Golden Gate - SFMOMA -1987

Cologne San Francisco Sound Bridge - West German Radio - NPR - EBU

 

Acoustic Views - Art Gallery of NSW - Sydney - 1988

 

Landscape Soundings, Art History and Natural History Museums, Vienna, 1990

 

Vertical Water - Whitney Museum of American Art - New York, 1991

 

Sound Island - Arc de Triomphe, Paris, 1994

 

Acoustical Visions of Venice - Venice Biennale - 1999

 

Musical Network - Lyon Lite Rail System - 2001

 

Falling Echoes, New York, 2002

 

 

Speeds of Time - Palace of Westminster - London -2004

 

 

Harmonic Bridge - Tate Modern Turbine Hall - London - 2006

 

 

Speeds of Time , Tate Britain and BBC, London - 2008

 

Panoramic Echoes - Madison Square Park - New York - 2007

 

Pigeon Soundings - Kolumba Museum - Cologne - 2007

 

Spiraling Echoes - San Francisco City Hall Rotunda - 2009

 

River Sounding - Somerset House - London - 2010

River Sounding Walk Through with 64 Channel Sound Mix

 

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Sonic Shadows - San Francisco Museum of Modern Art - 2011

Sonic Shadows Secret Sound Source Tour

 

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SOARING ECHOES - Pritzker Pavillion - Millennium Park - Chicaggo 2012

Essay by Susan Snodgrass of the Art Institute of Chicago on Soaring Echoes

 

Silent Echoes - Gallery of Modern Art, Glasgow - 2013

 

Vertical Echoes at the Imperial War Museum Manchester -BBC documentary

 

 

Sonic Mappings - MAXXI - Rome - 2014

 

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