Bill Fontana | Sonic Passage
Bill Fontana | Sonic Passage

Sonic Passage

Bill Fontana

Jones Avenue Underpass and Bridge

San Francisco sound pioneer and artist Bill Fontana recorded bird calls, crickets, croaking bullfrogs, buzzing insects, rushing water and manmade sounds all along the San Antonio River for this “call of the wild” audio installation. The unique public art work sparks mental images of life along the river, from the serene to the thrilling.


The San Antonio River Foundation commissioned and funded public artworks for the benefit of our community and in support of our partners in the $384M San Antonio River Improvements Project. All works along the Mission Reach have been donated to the City of San Antonio’s public art collection in perpetuity.

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Since 2003, our Foundation has privately raised and reinvested over $43 million dollars in enhancing your San Antonio River experience. Our project partners —the San Antonio River Authority, Bexar County, the City of San Antonio, and the US Army Corps of Engineers — have invested over $789 million in river improvements for our community. Together, our investments have added over $3.6 billion in economic impact through adjacent private investment and development.