BILL FONTANA

 

Tel   415 345 8655,     Fax   415 345 8656

 

Email:  bfontana@resoundings.org

 

 

Born:                    Cleveland, Ohio, 1947

 

Resides:              San Francisco

 

Education:         New School for Social Research, New York, B.A. 1970

                          Cleveland Institute of Music, 1967

                          John Carroll University, Cleveland, 1965-67

 

Awards:              Prix Ars Electronica, 2009, Linz, Golden Nica Award in the Digiital Music Category

 

Fellowships:   Center for Cultural Innovation, Investing in Artists Grant, 2007

                         Artadia 2005 San Francisco Bay Area Award

Research Fellowship,Arts Council of England,  2004-2005

Artists Fellowship, National Endowment for the Arts, 1990-91

                         John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation, 1986-87

                         US/Japan Fellowship, Japan-U.S. Friendship Commission, 1985-86

                         Berliner Knstlerprogramm des DAAD, 1983-84

                         Composers Fellowship, National Endowment for the Arts, 1979

 

Web Site:           www.resoundings.org

 

Teaching:        University of Birmingham, UK, Department of Electro-Acoustic Music, 2004-2005

Academy of Media Arts, Cologne  ( 2000 to 2003)

                        San Francisco Art Institute, 1995-1997

Sorbonne, Paris (1994-95)

                              

Gallery:             Haunch of Venison, London

       

 Selected Commissions and Sound Sculptures:

         Tyne Soundings, Baltic Center for Contemporary Art and Sage Gateshead, Newcastle, 2009

         Spiraling Echoes, San Francisco Art Commission, 2009

         Speeds ot Time, Tate Britain, London, 2008

         Objective Sound, Western Bridge, Seattle, 2007

         Panoramic Echoes, Madison Square Park, New York, 2007

         Harmonic Bridge,  Tate Modern,  London, 2006

         Sound Lines, Dark Arches in Leeds, 2005

         Speeds of Tiime, Palace of Westminster, London, 2004

         Primal Soundings, Leeds City Gallery and Contemporary Art Society, 2004

         Speeds of Time, BBC,  London,  2003

         Falling Echoes, Creative Time, New York, 2002

         Acoustical Visions of Venice,  48th Venice Biennale,  1999

         Wave Memories, Trafalgar Square, National Maritime Museum, London, 1999

         Time Fountain,   Fundaci Antoni Tapies,  Barcelona, & Reina Sofia,  Madrid,   1995

         Sound Island, Arc de Triomphe, Paris, 1994

         Soundbridge Cologne - Kyoto, 1993 - simultaneously installed in Cologne and Kyoto at the Museum Ludwig and National Museum of Modern Art Kyoto

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

         Landscape Soundings,  Vienna Festival, Kunsthistorisches Museum,  1990

         Sound Sculptures through the Golden Gate, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, 1987

         Entfernte Zge (Distant Trains), Berliner Knstlerprogramm des DAAD, West Berlin, 1984

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

         Sound Recycling Sculpture, Akademie der Knste, West Berlin and Muse d'art moderne de la ville de Paris, s1980

         Sound Sculpture with Resonators, National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne, 1978

         Kirribilli Wharf, Australian Broadcasting Corp and Sydney Opera House, 1977

Selected Permanent Installations and Works in Collections

         Sonic Passage, San Antonio River Foundation,San Antonio, Texas,  2009

         Acoustic Journey, Cultural Mile Project, Enschede, the Netherlands, 2009

         Pigeon Soundings, Kolumba Museum, Cologne, Germany, 2007

         Objective Sound, Western Bridge, Bill and Ruth True Foundation, Seattle, 2007

         Spiraling Sound Axis, Weatherspoon Art Museum,, University of North Carolina Greeensboro, 2007

         Natural Song Lines, Kent County Courthouse, Providence, Rhode Island, 2007

         Primal Soundings, Leeds City Gallery and Contemporary Art Society,  2004

         Musical Information Network Lyon,  Lyon Tramway Line 1,  2001 

         Echo Phases,  Simeon Properties Emeryville  Tech Center, Emeryville, CA 2000

         Wave Phases at Chesil Beach, National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, U.K., 1999

         Sound Sculpture with a Sequence of Level Crossings, 1982/1997, digitally remastered eight-channel installation, collection of the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art

         Wave Trains, 1996, Mlheimer Brcke subway station, Colgone, Germany  

         Earth Tones, 1992, Oliver Ranch, Sonoma County, CA 

 

Selected Environmental Sund Recording and Sound Design Projects:

            1979

 

Selected Bibliography:

 

 


Bill Fontana References:

 

 

Sheena Wagstaff

Chief Curator

Tate Modern

Bankside

London SE1 9TG

T: +44 (0)20 7401 5190

F: +44 (0)20 7401 5052

"Sheena Wagstaff" <Sheena.Wagstaff@tate.org.uk>

 

 

 

Debbie Landau

President

Madison Square Park Conservancy

One Madison Avenue, 6th Floor

New York, NY 10010

T:  (212) 538-7150

F:   (212)  538-3970

"Debbie Landau" dlandau@madisonsquarepark.org

 

 

 

Karen Van Lengen

Dean

School of Architecture

University of Virginia

PO Box 400122

Charlottesville, 22904

T: (434)-924-7019

"Van Lengen, Karen (kv3f)" kv3f@eservices.virginia.edu

 

 

Luis R. Cancel

Director of Cultural Affairs

San Francisco Arts Commission

25 Van Ness Avenue, Suite 240

San Francisco, CA 94102

Tel: 415-252-2591

Luis.Cancel@sfgov.org