Dressing The Air is the brainchild of the London-based artist Paul Schütze.

In a career spanning 30 years, Schütze has exhibited his photographic and installation works in galleries and museums around the world, released over thirty albums of original recordings, scored a number of films and performed numerous concerts. He has collaborated with artists such as James Turrell, Josiah McElheny and Isaac Julien and musicians as diverse as Bill Laswell, Raoul Björkenheim, Toshinori Kondo, Lol Coxhill and Jah Wobble.

Dressing The Air is a unique open resource that aims to enrich creative thinking by encouraging a multi-sensory approach. A constantly evolving archive and creative news feed, Dressing The Air monitors and reports on a diverse range of art-forms from cinema to sculpture, painting to furniture design, land-art to perfumery.

Music for Matthew Barney's -  River Of Fundament - Jonathan Bepler
Matthew Barney

Music for Matthew Barney's - River Of Fundament - Jonathan Bepler

Matthew Barney’s epic River Of Fundament is impossible to discus in the short form available here. However the astonishing score by Jonathan Bepler needs to be heralded for what it is: a blueprint for an altogether new approach in the articulation/integration of sound with image. Indeed the word score seems hardly adequate for what is entirely integral to the total work, quite inseparable, structurally, texturally or causally. Bepler’s music/sound, rather than gently scooping the audience into the fictional spaces depicted onscreen, relocates every event amidst the viewers: squarely inside the space of the auditorium. The sound mix seems to give every speaker equal importance scattering instruments throughout the theatre in a manner which demands and richly rewards an acute level of attention. Compositionally the work learns from the entire cannon of western music while joyously breaking and rewriting every possible convention. It renders musical history, not as pastiche but as transcendent living text. This needs to be heard in the very particular playback conditions specified by Barney and Bepler so I urge readers to find screenings wherever they may happen.