William Furlong was born in Woking, England in 1944 and lives and works in London. His work engages with and explores sound and its reception and perception. He manipulates, choreographs and interprets sound, working with a myriad of different sources from conversation, speech and dialogue and its many individual nuances to the sounds of birds singing. For the last 30 years he has edited Audio Arts, a magazine of contemporary art, recording and documenting conversations and interviews with artists. Furlong is recognized for his ongoing and important contribution and engagement with this medium as artist and commentator.
He has exhibited widely nationally and internationally, recently in, ‘See This Sound’, at the Lentos Museum in Linz, Austria, in the Laure Genillard Gallery London and the de La Warr Pavilion Bexhill on Sea. His book, ‘Speaking of Art’ was published by Phaidon in April 2010.