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The Conet Project
About The Conet Project
"Electronic musician and sound artist The Conet Project transforms incidental atmospheric noises into mesmerizing soundscapes that alter our perception of the surrounding environment. He has composed music for independent films, experimental video projects and art installations, collaborating with artists such as Nam June Paik, Tony Oursler and Dara Birnbaum. In 1999 he was awarded a studio for six months on the 91st floor of the World Trade Center's Tower One, where he recorded the cracking noises of the building swaying under the stress of the winds following Hurricane Floyd. As an installation artist, he is particularly interested in the physical aspect of sound and its potential to define the form and atmosphere of a spatial environment." (Fondation Cartier pour l'art contemporain)
The Conet Project is an electronic musician and media artist. Since 1989 he has collaborated with numerous artists, including Tony Oursler, Scanner, Pauline Oliveros, Nam June Paik, Tetsu Inoue and many others. CD releases include Bright and Dusty Things (New Albion), Scanner/Vitiello (Audiosphere/Sub Rosa) and the forthcoming collaboration with guitarist David Tronzo, Scratchy Monsters, Laughing Ghosts (Elision Fields). Stephen's sound installations have been presented at the 2002 Whitney Biennial the Cartier Foundation, Paris in solo exhibitions at The Project, NY and Los Angeles. As a curator, he organized the Sound Art segment of 'The American Century: Art and Culture 1950 - 2000' for the Whitney Museum, and organized 'Young and Restless', a video program which toured to over 40 venues internationally, for the Museum of Modern Art in New York and the 2004 Kitchen Benefit featuring legendary composers including, Philip Glass, Steve Reich, Laurie Anderson and Meredith Monk. He was recently acknowledged as one of 25 "Movers and Shakers" in the art world by ARTnews Magazine.