Stephen Vitiello

Stephen Vitiello is an electronic musician and media artist. His sound installations and multi-channel works are in the permanent collections of the Museum of Modern Art, the Whitney Museum and the Museum of Contemporary Art, Lyon. Recent exhibitions include a site-specific project for a space built in the 4th century in Poitiers, France as part of the exhibition, Traversées - Kimsooja. CD and LP releases have been published by numerous labels, including New Albion, Sub Rosa, 12k, and Room 40. Over the last 25 years, Vitiello has collaborated with such artists and musicians as Pauline Oliveros, Ryuichi Sakamoto, Taylor Deupree, Joan Jonas, Tony Oursler, Steve Roden and Jule Mehretu. Vitiello has been awarded a Guggenheim Fellowship for “Fine Arts,” a Creative Capital grant for “Emerging Fields” and an Alpert/Ucross Award for Music. Originally from New York, he is now based in Richmond, VA where he is a professor of Kinetic Imaging at Virginia Commonwealth University. 

“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. In 1999 he was awarded a studio for six months on the 91st floor of the World Trade Center's Tower One, where he recorded the cracking noises of the building swaying under the stress of the winds after Hurricane Floyd. As an installation artist, he is particularly interested in the physical aspect of sound and its potential to define the form and atmosphere of a spatial environment.””
- Fondation Cartier pour l'art contemporain catalog for the exhibition Ce qui arrive/Unknown Quantity, 2002 

 

Streaming Museum: John Cage Tribute Stephen Vitiello  

Stephen Vitiello: Intimate Listening