Scott Arford (b. 1967) has been active in the Bay Area's underground music and art scene since 1995. His work constantly strives to create an undeniable ecstatic moment, where sound, image and environment merge into a singular experience. His Static Room and TV-IV projects create intense flickering static environments using images to create sound and sounds to create images. Works created for Naut Humon's Cinechamber expand these projects into multi-channel video and sound installations. His Infrasound collaboration with Randy Yau, activates architectural space with sound, literally causing buildings to shake and vibrate. More recently he collaborated with Holly Herndon and Mathew Dryhurst in Total Accomplishment, a funky, darkly rhythmic, electronic dance outfit.
Arford has shown work globally including the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, the Sounding Festivals in Guangzhou, China and Taipei, Taiwan, Liquid Architecture in Melbourne, Australia, Sonic Light in Amsterdam, and the Center for Contemporary Arts in Kitakyushu, Japan. His awards include an Honorable Mention in the 2005 Prix Ars Electronica. Arford received a Bachelor of Architecture from the College of Architecture and Design at Kansas State University in 1991. He currently works at EHDD where he just competed a 14 story campus building for City College in downtown San Francisco.
Arford performed at the Tenth Annual Activating the Medium Festival in 2007, the Fifth Annual Activating the Medium Festival in 2002, and the Third Annual Activating the Medium Festival in 2000. Infrasound performed at the Sixth Annual Activating the Medium Festival in 2003.