Artist Bill Fontana has a long-time relationship with sound and space. Fontana describes his practice as “composition by listening.” He’s known for relocating sounds to create site-specific installations around the world.
In this episode, we talk about what has inspired and informed his public art projects in recent decades—from his 1981 Landscape Sculpture with Foghorns in San Francisco, to his 2018 Sonic Dreamscapes in Miami Beach.
Sound Editor: Anamnesis Audio | Special Audio: Bill Fontana | Photography: Bill Fontana, City of Miami Beach Art in Public Places
Related episodes: Inside Miami’s Sound Chamber; Stephen Vitiello on Sound Art
Related links: Bill Fontana, City of Miami Beach Art in Public Places, San Francisco Art Institute, Fort Mason