Way Down East
By Stephen Vitiello, Hanes Visiting Artist
Sound artist Stephen Vitiello premieres his new work-in-progress that incorporates recent field and source recordings including bells from an historic cathedral outside of Cork, Ireland; summer bugs; and autumn light. The concert concludes with Vitiello’s new soundtrack for the final sequence of D.W. Griffith’s silent masterpiece Way Down East.
Vitiello has performed nationally and internationally at locations such as the Tate Modern, London; the San Francisco Electronic Music Festival; The Kitchen, New York; and the Cartier
October 5 & 6, 2012
Foundation, Paris. His solo exhibitions have appeared at MASS MoCA, The High Line (New York) and Museum 52 (New York). In 2011, ABC-TV, Australia said, “electronic musician and sound artist Stephen Vitiello transforms incidental atmospheric noises into mesmerizing soundscapes that alter our perception of the surrounding environment.” He has composed music for independent films, experimental video projects and art installations, collaborating with such artists as Nam June Paik, Tony Oursler and Dara Birnbaum.
Artist website: www.stephenvitiello.com
The performance was made possible by The Hanes Visiting Artist Series and is sponsored by UNC’s Art Department.