• Bill Dietz

    Bill Dietz is a composer and writer, born in Arizona. His artistic and theoretical work centers on reception, specifically on listening – its histories, forms, and performance. The work is often presented in festivals, museums, and academic journals, but also in apartment buildings, magazines, and on public streets. In 2013 he co-founded Ear│Wave│Event with Woody Sullender. He has published two books of listening scores – one on his “Tutorial Diversions” series, meant to be performed at home; and the other, made up of “concert pieces,” based on historical and contemporary audience behavior and staging. With Amy Cimini, he co-edited, “Maryanne Amacher: Selected Writings and Interviews” (2020). A theoretical book, “Universal Receptivity,” co-authored with Kerstin Stakemeier, was released in 2021. Since 2012, he is co-chair of the Music/Sound Department in Bard College’s Milton Avery Graduate School of the Arts.


    Based in Taipei, Taiwan, her research based practice confronts the politics of knowledge lost in colonial and diasporic encounters. Through experimental modes of sonic sociality, her multidisciplinary work seeks to conceive of other time-spaces at the intersection of lived experience, power and ‘listening’. Wang’s work critically interweaves the production of desire, histories of labor and economies of cohabitation. She has presented projects at Asia Art Biennial 2019; Theater Commons Tokyo 2019; Sculpture Center New York; documenta 14; Taipei Biennial 2016; Liquid Architecture; and the Museum of Modern Art.


Violet Quartz

Title: Violet Quartz
Series Title: Beacon – a series in ten issues
Category: Criticism
Artist: Hong-Kai Wang
Writers: Bill Dietz, Övül Durmuşoğlu, Darla Migan, Hong-Kai Wang, Hu Shu-Wen
Series Editor: Bopha Chhay
Design: Vicky Lum
Copyeditor: Gina Badger
Publisher: Artspeak
Printed by: Metropolitan Fine Printers
Year Published: 2021
Pages: 20
Cover: soft
Binding: staples
Dimensions: 15.2 x 22.9 cm
Edition of 300
ISBN: 978-1-927630-13-6
Cost: $12
Subscription: $100

Forthcoming, Fall 2021.