“You’ve got traffic and sirens and all kinds of sounds coming at you walking down the street, and you can choose to block them,” he says. “But I’ve found a way of creating art that hopefully causes people to rediscover the act of listening.”
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"Fontana’s work is conceptual. The idea is the art. Any sound engineer can record a high-speed train rolling by a crossing gate. The genius is in the notion to record it in the first place and then to place it outside a museum."
By Sam Whiting, August 14, 2017.
Fontana calls his piece Acoustical Visions and Desert Soundings, a collection of sounds he’s gathered from the Emirates for a sculpture that will premiere at the Abu Dhabi Festival on Friday at the Emirates Palace Gallery.
By Afshan Ahmed
March 17, 2014
"My basic approach is that music is everywhere," Mr. Fontana explained, "and sounds are infinitely complex. My art involves focusing on something from the real world and delineating its musical structure."
By Alan Riding
June 20, 2006