Bill Fontana is internationally known for his pioneering experiments in sound. His work explores the acoustic energy around us, using the physical environment as a vibrant source of musical information. He has realised many sound sculptures that explore the hidden sounds of architecture, including the inner workings of the iconic Big Ben and the Gateshead Millennium Bridge. Sunniside Partnership present Fontana’s work Wind Phase, a sound and video sculpture inspired by a landscape punctuated by wind turbines.
Bill Fontana is an American composer and artist who developed an international reputation for his pioneering experiments in sound. Since the early 1970s Fontana has used sound as a sculptural medium to interact with and transform our perceptions of visual and architectural spaces. He has created sound sculptures and radio projects for museums and broadcast organisations around the world. His work has been exhibited at the Whitney Museum of American Art; the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art; the Museum Ludwig, Cologne; the Post Museum, Frankfurt; Tate Modern, London; and 48th Venice Biennale.
Produced by Sunniside Partnership. Supported by Sunniside Partnership, One NorthEast, Sunderland City Council, Sunderland arc and HCA.
Preview: Tue 9 March 2010, 6-8pm
Fri 5 March – Mon 29 March 2010
Sunderland SR1 1QX
Mon – Fri 10am-5pm