Stephen Vitiello creates sound installations that often feature pristine recordings of natural environments and phenomena – the Amazon rain forest or flapping moth wings for example– sonically magnified to expose their internal detail and beauty. His installation work also focuses heavily on the use and implications of space as a compositional parameter. Vitiello has released several CDs and his work has been performed at The Tate Modern, The Whitney Museum of American Art, and The Kitchen, NYC. His work was also featured in the 2006 Biennale of Sydney and the 2002 Whitney Biennial. He is currently Assistant Professor of Kinetic Imaging at Virginia Commonwealth University.
– Networked Music review (there’s an interview with Vitiello at this link)
American sound artist, Stephen Vitiello travels to the Kimberley to capture the sounds of the outback. Hampered by bad weather, faulty recording equipment and the threat of shark and crocodile attacks, Vitiello’s journey becomes an epic voyage to an antipodean heart of darkness.