Other Minds Records produces a select catalog of contemporary music exploring areas seldom touched upon by mainstream institutions. We release new works by contemporary and 20th Century composers. We also re-release selected recordings of exceptional value that are hard to find or otherwise unavailable. Making this music accessible to the public is an integral part of our mission, and the proceeds from the sales are used to further our work as new music archivists and advocates.
Our Latest Release
Bill Fontana, “Landscape Sculpture with Fog Horns”
In 1982, Bill Fontana mounted a monumental outdoor sound installation called Landscape Sculpture with Fog Horns that would be near-impossible to realize today.
Live audio feeds from eight foghorns around the San Francisco Bay were routed to a central listening arena on the city’s waterfront at Fort Mason. As a pioneer in the developing field of Sound Art, Fontana’s fusion of sound and sculpture was virtually unheard of, much less on the region-encompassing scale that he was working with for Landscape Sculpture with Fog Horns. A document of the installation was released as an LP by San Francisco radio station KQED, which has since become a sought-after collectors’ item.
Nearly 40 years after its initial release, Other Minds is issuing an expanded edition of Landscape Sculpture with Fog Horns on CD for the first time. Along with the original audio, this edition will includes Fontana’s re-worked 2018 version as well as a concert version of the piece featuring Stuart Dempster, trombone (Deep Listening Band, Merce Cunningham Dance Company). Furthermore, the CD is accompanied by a 24-page full color booklet containing Bill Fontana’s original liner notes, a new essay by Jennifer Lucy Allan (Wire, Arc Light Editions) and a recent conversation between Bill Fontana, Stuart Dempster, and Charles Amirkhanian.
Available December 4, 2020 but available TODAY for pre-order!
1. Landscape Sculpture with Fog Horns (Installation Version, 1981) 19:36
2. Bill Fontana, Stuart Dempster – Landscape Sculpture with Fog Horns
(Concert Version 1981) 19:53
3. Landscape Sculpture with Fog Horns (Installation Version, 2018) 38:30