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Bill Fontana «Soundbridge Köln/San Francisco» | Soundbridge Cologne/San Francisco
Bill Fontana, «Soundbridge Köln/San Francisco», 1987
Soundbridge Cologne/San Francisco | © Bill Fontana


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Soundbridge Köln/San Francisco

Cologne | Germany | 59' 57" | Edition / Production: WDR Studio Akustische Kunst | sound installation in public space

 Bill Fontana

b 1947 in Cleveland, Ohio; sound artist. He studied philosophy and music at the New School for Social Research in New York, with Phillip Corner and others. Following a prolonged stay in Australia, he was a guest artist in Germany and Japan. The composition of sound sculptures began in 1976; Fontana has since produced a large number of works in this genre. The compositions and live sound sculptures realised for the Studio Akustische Kunst of the german radio station WDR have been of central importance for Fontana's artistic development; they include «Distant Trains», Metropolis Cologne, «Satellite Ear Bridge Cologne – San Francisco», «Journey Through My Sound Sculptures», «The Sound of an Unblown Flute», «Soundbridge Cologne - Kyoto».