Frieze Sounds 2016

Featuring GCC, Giorgio Andreotta Calò and Liz Magic Laser

Presented with BMW and curated by Cecilia Alemani (High Line Art, New York), Frieze Sounds is a program of new artist commissions premiered at Frieze New York. Frieze Sounds will be played in the VIP 7 Series cars at the fair, and via listening stations inside the new Reading Room and BMW Lounge. The commissions will also be streamed online at

Drawing soundbites from antidepressant ads, airline marketing material and quotes from the Qur’an read by a generic female voice with a vague British accent, this work by GCC aims to revitalize spaciousness and explore power, imperialism andallegiance through language.


GCC, Inaugural Summit, 2013 Courtesy the Artists

GCC, Inaugural Summit, 2013 Courtesy the Artists

The work created by Giorgio Andreotta Calò in collaboration with MADRIEMA evokes an imagined sound landscape that keeps unveiling structurally, as layers of audio manipulations are all applied to one short vocal loop, slowly melting into layers of electronic waves.


Giorgio Andreotta Calò, Prima che sia notte (Before night falls), 2012 Courtesy MAXXI Museum

Giorgio Andreotta Calò, Prima che sia notte (Before night falls), 2012 Courtesy MAXXI Museum

In her new audio work, Liz Magic Laser ventriloquizes the voices of Donald Trump and an investigative reporter in a philosophical dialogue that takes on the character of therapeutic ruminations. With voice actors Julie Cummings and Chris Ferretti. Recorded and edited with Phil Lee at CityVox.



Liz Magic Laser, Push Poll (A CNN Commission), 2012 single-channel video 10 min Courtesy of the artist and CNN

Liz Magic Laser, Push Poll (A CNN Commission), 2012 single-channel video 10 min Courtesy of the artist and CNN.

Read the full press release here.

For the locations of listening stations for Sounds at Frieze New York, see the fair map.

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