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11 April 2010

Bill Fontana at Somerset House from 15 April

THE OHIO-BORN sound artist Bill Fontana has a new commission called ‘River Sounding’ opening at Somerset House from Thursday 15 April. (Last year a group of London-based artists ran a project called Soundings from the Estuary, also about the Thames and including field recordings; the word ‘sounding’ is an obvious choice for inclusion in any river sound-art title.)

According to the email from Sound and Music, Fontana’s work “will create an imaginary acoustic map of the Thames, taking visitors through Somerset House’s atmospheric subterranean spaces, normally closed to the public, and out to the Great Arch on the Embankment.” Worth a visit, I’d have thought.