Sound artist Stephen Vitiello to headline first School of the Arts Faculty Lecture Series event

A person stands in a forest with a mannequin head wearing headphones and recording equipment.
Stephen Vitiello will reflect on his numerous collaborations with musicians and visual artists Sept. 1 at the first School of the Arts Faculty Lecture Series event. (Courtesy photo)

In his decadeslong career in sound art, electronic music and soundtrack composition, Stephen Vitiello is probably best known for his World Trade Center recordings. For six months in 1999, the award-winning visual and sound artist served as the World Views artist-in-residence, recording sounds from the 91st floor of Tower One. The resulting sound work has been broadcast and exhibited internationally.  

Vitiello will reflect on this project and others — including numerous collaborations with musicians and visual artists — Sept. 1 as the first speaker in the Virginia Commonwealth University School of the Arts Faculty Lecture Series.

In “Sound as an Interdisciplinary Medium,” Vitiello, professor and chair of the Department of Kinetic Imaging, will discuss the interdisciplinary power and potential of audio and visual art, especially at VCUarts. 

The virtual lecture will start at 5:30 p.m. followed by a question-and-answer session with Vitiello, conducted by Camden Whitehead, an associate professor of interior design. Register for the free event at https://vcu.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_JHyZ3kblSm6MPjuL2PDtTg.

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