Artist Projects

Dogs in the Yard, Birds Overhead

Stephen Vitiello

Dogs in the Yard, Birds Overhead is both a series of sculptural sound installations and a stereo CD. Vitiello captures field recordings from several sites in Virginia as a way to investigate the way divergent soundscapes, such as a countryside and a city, can affect each other and change the listener’s experience of each. Using his home as an example of such an intersection, Vitiello records the sounds of wildlife, NASCAR races, the James River and gunfire, focusing them into two six-channel environments designed for a specific gallery.

Project Updates

  • 2007: Dogs in the Yard, Birds Overhead premieres at the solo museum exhibition Stephen Vitiello: Slow Planes Fast Trees at the Contemporary Arts Center in Virginia Beach, VA