Bill Fontana

Bill Fontana

Bill Fontana (April 25, 1947, Cleveland, Ohio) is an American sound artist who developed an international reputation for his pioneering experiments in sound sculpture and field recordings.

Fontana produced radio sound art projects for BBC, European Broadcast Union, Australian Broadcasting Corporation, National Public Radio, Westdeutscher Rundfunk, Sveriges Radio, Radio France and ORF.

Since the early 1970s Fontana has used sound as a sculptural medium to interact with and transform our perceptions of visual and architectural spaces. He has realized sound sculptures for Whitney Museum of American Art, the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, Cologne Museum Ludwig, Frankfurt Post Museum, Vienna Art History and Natural History Museums, Tate Modern and Tate Britain, Venice Biennale, Melbourne National Gallery of Victoria, among others.


Bill Fontana Discography Tracks


YPRX-1434 Bill Fontana Sound Sculpture(LP, Album) EMI (Australia) Limited YPRX-1434 Australia 1978 Sell This Version
209034X Bill Fontana Landscape Sculpture With Fog Horns(LP, Album) KQED-FM 209034X US 1982 Sell This Version
FM88.5-2 Bill Fontana Sounds Of The Bay Area(LP) KQED-FM FM88.5-2 US 1983 Sell This Version
none Bill Fontana Klangsituationen In Berlin (10 Aufnahmen)(Cass) Edition Giannozzo Berlin none Germany 1983 Sell This Version
none Bill Fontana Field Recordings Of Natural Sounds(LP) Sierra Club none US 1983 Sell This Version
none Bill Fontana Acoustical Journey(Cass, Album) Wacoal Art Center, Newsic none Japan 1985 Sell This Version
none Bill Fontana Sound Sculptures Through The Golden Gate(Cass, Album) San Francisco Museum Of Modern Art none US 1987 Sell This Version
05090 Bill Fontana Landscape Soundings / Klang - Landschaften(CD, Album) ORF 05090 Austria 1990 Sell This Version
EB 203 Bill Fontana Australian Sound Sculptures(CD, Album) Edition Block EB 203 Germany 1990 Sell This Version
WER 6302-2 Bill Fontana Ohrbrücke / Soundbridge Köln - San Francisco(CD, Album) WERGO WER 6302-2 Germany 1994 Sell This Version
00462930132 Bill Fontana Virtual Nature(CD, Album) ORF 00462930132 Austria 1996 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

none, 8412911XS Bill Fontana Bird Songs: 1982(7", S/Sided, Fle) Wadworth Atheneum, Eva-Tone Soundsheets none, 8412911XS US 1984 Sell This Version


IS001 Bill Fontana Ile Sonore(CD, Comp) Ile Sonore IS001 France 1994 Sell This Version