As part of the launch of the 20th Kaldor Public Art Project, celebrated US sound artist Stephen Vitiello will collaborate with Australian artist and musician Lawrence English on a special event for the Art Gallery’s art.afterhours program. Vitiello joins us in Sydney to launch two new works he has created from field recordings in the Kimberley, and his special collaboration with English for art.afterhours reprises their soon to be released recording Acute Inbetweens. Celebrating a shared passion for analog electronics and field recordings Vitiello and English, who first met in 2006, developed Acute Inbetweens through a long distance discussion, passing sound files back and forth. Each piece is the result of many iterations, each artist contributing to their shape and composition. The resulting compilation draws out intersections between analog sources and found sound, setting up situations where one aspect flows freely into the other. For their performance at the Art Gallery of NSW, each artist will present a solo work and then, for the first time, these collaborating artists will perform together, presenting variations on works from Acute Inbetweens.

See video documentation from the event: