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

 http://resoundings.org/Pages/Harmonic_Bridge1.htm

http://resoundings.org/Pages/Harmonic_Bridge1.htm


INTERVIEWS

Interview from ARTiNFO.COM about Haunch of Venison exhibition

Interview from Soundscape in the Arts by Jøran Rudi, Oslo, 2010

Radio Feature about Sonic Shadows at SFMOMA on the Unobserved, a radio magazine

Radio Feature on KQED California Report on Sonic Shadows at SFMOMA

Radio Feature on KALW San Francisco on Sonic Shadows at SFMOMA

Sound and Music interview with Bill Fontana about River Sounding

River Sounding Feature on BBC Radio 3 in 2010

River Sounding Feature by the Guardian in 2010

Speeds of Time Interview by BBC Radio 3 in 2008

Bill Fontana Interviewed by KQED about Spiraling Echoes at San Francisco City Hall

Radio feature about Spiraling Echoes on KALW Public Radio

Interview in the symposium "Cartografías de la Escucha. Sonido y Lugar" in Santiago de Compostela

Bill Fontana Lecture at UC Berkeley Art and Technology Colloquium

Bill Fontana Interviewed on Networked Music Review by Peter Traub

Bill Fontana interviewed by Ben Borthwick at Tate Modern about Harmonic Bridge a

Bill Fontana interviewed by Charles Amerkanianian in 1990 on KPFA's Ode to Gravity

Conversation with Bill Fontana about PANORAMIC ECHOES in Madison Square Park, New York

Radio Feature on ABC-FM in 1978 about Sound Sculpture Exhibition at the National Gallery of Victoria

Radio Feature by KPFA on Landscape Sculpture with Fog Horns in 1981

Radio Feature by National Public Radio's All Things Considered on Landscape Sculpture with Fog Horns in 1981

Bill Fontana interviewed by composer Jøran Rudi and (pdf version)

Conversation between Bill Fontana and composer Anthony Moore and (pdf version)

Archival Television Interviews and Features about Bill Fontana

Snape Maltings - Aldedburgh Festival