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Courtesy of the New York Times.

Courtesy of the New York Times.

“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.”

NYTimes and Hennessy Paradis Imperial.

May, 2017

Photo: Liz Hafalia, The Chronicle

Photo: Liz Hafalia, The Chronicle

San Francisco Chronicle

"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.

Bill Fontana in Liwa Desert making his sound recordings for Abu Dhabi Festival. Courtesy Abu Dhabi Festival

Bill Fontana in Liwa Desert making his sound recordings for Abu Dhabi Festival. Courtesy Abu Dhabi Festival

Bill Fontana on making the sand sing

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

The artist Bill Fontana on the Millennium Bridge in London, which links the Tate Modern to St. Paul's Cathedral. Credit Photographs by Jonathan Player for The New York Times

The artist Bill Fontana on the Millennium Bridge in London, which links the Tate Modern to St. Paul's Cathedral. Credit Photographs by Jonathan Player for The New York Times

The Sound Artist Bill Fontana Amplifies the Tate Modern's Millennium Bridge

"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

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