Professor Vitiello’s installation at New York’s Museum of Modern Art opened on August 10 and it’s getting a lot of attention. According to the New York Times, our “American soundster’s” sonic installation in the sculpture garden is “charming.” The Wall Street Journal details the acclaimed 2010 work, “A Bell For Every Minute” made in, by and for Vitiello’s own hometown. Additional mentions are in the New York Observer, and the Daily News with smart comments in The Daily Beast, and a sound clip at Vogue.
Of all that’s been written about this work however, the best may be in Vitiello’s own words. In the blog post he wrote for MoMA, he describes highlights great and small on the path the project took including the thrill of recording a leaden Coney Island vestige that had been underwater for a hundred years.
The installation kicked off with a performance at MoMA August 8 with fellow sound artist Camille Norment, documented in this YouTube.