Urban noise—a by-product of human activity—is often experienced negatively. What would happen if we listened to these sounds through a different lens? Modifying parameters like pitch and speed in real time could influence the way we experience the urban environment and facilitate a deeper awareness for the present. This offers potential to transform associations and connect in new ways to the noise that surrounds us as urban dwellers.
With a live stereo microphone installation capturing city sounds outside of the Never Apart gallery, T. Gowdy channels and processes the din of the urban landscape through resonators, pitch and distance modulators to bring into focus the flow of now.
T. Gowdy is a Montréal-based electronic artist and music producer.
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Practice is an investigation of the capability of sound to induce different transcendental states of awareness and being. Through a series of noise sets, practice explores the experiential application of theories underpinning the transformational properties of sound, such as cymatics, music therapy, sound healing, brain entrainment, and binaural-beat perception.
Each session features a noise artist, who, informed by their own knowledge of sound, creates a immersive set intended to bend consciousness. listeners are encouraged to embrace a receptive, meditative attitude during sets.
We don’t mind if you’re new or old to noise or meditation.
If you’re curious to be engaged, to open yourself to new experiences and to hear some noise, then join us.
We have yoga mats available to use and listeners are invited to bring their own sitting paraphernalia if they please.
We would like all guests to be able to participate, so please arrive on time. Seating is limited: first come, first served.
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We would like to acknowledge that the land on which we gather for this event is located on unceded Indigenous lands. The Kanien’kehá:ka Nation is recognized as the custodians of the lands and waters on which we gather today. Tiohtiá:ke/Montreal is historically known as a gathering place for many First Nations. Today, it is home to a diverse population of Indigenous and other peoples. We respect the continued connections with the past, present and future in our ongoing relationships with Indigenous and other peoples within the Montreal community.