Sound Scores: Paper, Wood, Stone, and Glass

Sound Scores: Paper, Wood, Stone, and Glass

The Warehouse Gallery, Syracuse University

April 15, 2009 - June 6, 2009

In this, their first co-exhibition, both artists have created a series of visual and sound scores for the other to perform.  Andrew Deutsch and Stephen Vitiello are musicians, composers and sound artists who have collaborated since 1999.  Both emphasize the beauty and poetic elements of daily life by presenting familiar elements out of context (the sound of the wind, animals, or the city), or in helping us discover that found objects (basalt stones) can also be sculptures.  As part of this project the artists hosted a workshop for students from Seymour Elementary School and Fowler High School, with the goal of engaging the children in making art that explores different mediums.

Deutsch (b.1968) is a sound, video and graphic artist who lives in Hornell, N.Y., and teaches sound and video art in the Division of Expanded Media at Alfred University. He received his B.F.A. in video art and printmaking from Alfred University in 1990 and his M.F.A. in integrated electronic art from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in 1994. He is a member of the Institute for Electronic Art at Alfred University and the Pauline Oliveros Foundation Board of Advisors, and is a former member of the Pauline Oliveros Foundation Board of Directors (1999–2001). Deutsch is the recipient of an Artists Fellowship in Video Art (1997) from the New York Foundation for the Arts and a Special Opportunity Stipend from the New York Foundation for the Arts (1999). You can hear remixes of Deutsch's CD Garden Music on Oval's OvalProcess and Microstoria's Improvisers.

Vitiello (b.1964) is an electronic musician and media artist who lives and works in Richmond, VA. His sound installations, photographs and drawings have been presented internationally in solo exhibitions at such venues as The Project, N.Y.; Museum 52, London; Galerie Almine Rech, Paris; and in group exhibitions including the 2002 Whitney Biennial, the 2006 Biennial of Sydney (in collaboration with Julie Mehretu) and Ce qui arrive, an exhibition curated by Paul Virilio at the Cartier Foundation, Paris. CD releases include Bright and Dusty Things (New Albion Records), Listening to Donald Judd (Sub Rosa), Box Music (12k) and Stephen Vitiello with eighth blackbird (Magic If). Vitiello is currently on the faculty of kinetic imaging at Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU). He is the recipient of many awards, among which are the Independent Radio and Sound Art Fellowship from the Jerome Foundation (1999); Penny McCall Foundation Award (2001); NYFA "Performance/Multi-Disciplinary" (2003); and a Creative Capitol Fellowship (2006).


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