Stephen Vitiello

Stephen Vitiello, Yanomami Recordings: Morning Rain (binaural), 2003.

This track should be LISTENED TO WITH HEADPHONES ONLY. The recording is a real-time document of a walk in the Brazilian Amazon, created for and commissioned by the Cartier Foundation for the exhibition “Yanomami: Spirit of the Forest”. Small binaural (in-ear) microphones were used to capture the sound which makes playback on headphones a deeper 3-dimensional listening experience, while playback through speakers will sound thin and unbalanced.

Stephen Vitiello is an electronic musician and media artist. His sound works are in the permanent collections of the Museum of Modern Art, the Whitney Museum and the Museum of Contemporary Art, Lyon. Exhibitions include a site-specific work for NYC’s High Line and the 2006 Biennial of Sydney. CDs have been published by labels including New Albion, 12k, Sub Rosa, The Texas Gallery and Room 40. Vitiello has been awarded a Guggenheim Fellowship for “Fine Arts,” Creative Capital funding for “Emerging Fields” and an Alpert/Ucross Award for Music. In 2012, Australian Television produced the documentary, Stephen Vitiello: Listening With Intent. Originally from New York, Vitiello is now based in Richmond, VA where he is a professor of Kinetic Imaging at Virginia Commonwealth University.