Author(s): William Furlong
Begun in 1973, Audio Arts is a one-of-a-kind venture: an audio magazine of new interviews with the world's most important contemporary artists. Distributed in cassette format until 2002 and on CD from 2003-07, the interviews in Audio Arts have never before been published. Speaking of Art collects the c. 50 best interviews from the Audio Arts archive. These range from towering figures in art history (Joseph Beuys, Frank Stella, John Cage) to the current stars of the contemporary scene (Wolfgang Tillmans, Thomas Demand, Mike Nelson). At a future date all c. 350 interview transcripts from the Audio Arts archive will be unveiled on the Phaidon web site, creating an unparalleled online resource that will be a trove for artists, students, researchers and art fans everywhere.
William Furlong is the founder of Audio Arts, a unique audio 'magazine' that is distributed and heard internationally. For over thirty years he has recorded interviews with leading international artists at the most significant exhibitions and events in Britain, Europe and the USA. He is an internationally respected figure in the art world and extremely knowledgeable as an interviewer and editor. He moved from teaching at Wimbledon School of Art in 2003 to the role of Visiting Professor and devotes his time to continuing to produce and archive Audio Arts as well as practicing as an artist
Speaking of Art collects the 40 best interviews from the Audio Arts archive - Joseph Beuys, John Cage, Frank Stella, Richard Serra, Ed Ruscha, Marina Abramovic, Damien Hirst and Thomas Demand, among many others.