Light Readings is an interactive media installation from composer Stephen Vitiello that explores how sound and light transform one’s experience of place. Vitiello sculpts a real-time composition by using small photocell devices to translate light frequencies into an ambient soundscape. Shifts in natural light from BAC’s expansive studio windows, and shadows of people moving through the space blend with bursts of urban sounds from the street below to create an immersive sonic and visual score.
The N.Y. Premiere of Light Readings is commissioned by BAC.
Stephen Vitiello is a sound and media artist whose installations have been presented internationally, and included in the collections of the Museum of Modern Art, the Whitney Museum of American Art, and the Museum of Contemporary Art in Lyon. Vitiello has collaborated with artists, musicians, and choreographers including Pauline Oliveros, John Jasperse (with White Oak Dance Project), Tony Oursler, Julie Mehretu, Steve Roden, Taylor Deupree, and Ryuichi Sakamoto.
Vitiello has been awarded a Guggenheim Fellowship in Fine Arts, Creative Capital Funding for Emerging Fields, and an Alpert/Ucross Award for Music. Vitiello is on faculty of Kinetic Imaging at Virginia Commonwealth University.
Bio photo: Naoko Wowsugi