The sonic dimension of Foon Sham's Chapel Oak Vessel provides a nice prelude to FERMATA, a major sound art exhibit opening at Artisphere on April 24. FERMATA will present a broad spectrum of sounds:
FERMATA is a celebration of sound as a form of expression in all of its elasticity. From artists integrating field recordings into composition to scientists using sine waves to audiate data, Fermata showcases individuals using sound in a variety of ways, inviting visitors to temporarily disregard such classifications or any preconceived notions of sound and simply listen.Sound art is a vibrant field of cutting-edge contemporary art. But it's also controversial. Stuckists or the Anti-Humbaba Action Coalition may protest against FERMATA. Peaceful art protests are no cause for fear.